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Maine Land Conservation Bond Act, Question 5 (2005)

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Maine Question 5, also known as the Land Conservation Bond Issue, was on the November 8, 2005 election ballot in Maine. It passed.

Question 5 authorized the State of Maine to incur $12 million of bond debt with the money going to "purchase land and conservation easements statewide from willing sellers for conservation, water access, wildlife and fish habitat, outdoor recreation, including hunting and fishing, farmland preservation and working waterfront preservation."

Election results

Question 5
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 259,475 65%
No140,46935%

Text of measure

The language that appeared on the ballot:

Do you favor a $12,000,000 bond issue to purchase land and conservation easements statewide from willing sellers for conservation, water access, wildlife and fish habitat, outdoor recreation, including hunting and fishing, farmland preservation and working waterfront preservation to be matched by at least $7,000,000 in private and public contributions?

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