The Maine Community College Bond Question
was on the November 6, 2012 ballot
in the state of Maine
as a legislatively-referred state statute
, where it was defeated
. The measure would have allowed for an $11 million bond for higher education in order to expand the state's community college system.
The proposal was sent to the ballot during the week of May 17, 2012 as a part of four bond issues that were placed up for a statewide public vote.
- See also: 2012 ballot measure election results
The following are official election results:
| Maine Question 2|
|Yes|| 334,580|| 46.2%|
Results via the Maine Secretary of State's website.
Text of the measure
The following was the ballot language that appeared before voters:
||Do you favor an $11,300,000 bond issue to provide funds for capital to build a diagnostic facility for the University of Maine System; for capital improvements and equipment, including machine tool technology, for the Maine Community College System; and for capital improvements and equipment at the Maine Maritime Academy?
Path to the ballot
The Maine Legislature passed the measure during May 2012, sending it to the governor for either approval for the ballot or veto. The measure was reviewed and sent to the ballot.