Number of Maine ballot questions for 2010 slightly above average
By Bailey Ludlam
AUGUSTA, Maine: Maine voters will have seen a total of 8 ballot questions come this November 2nd. Five have already appeared on the June 8 ballot. Four measures covered bond issues, while one addressed taxes. All were approved. However, voters will once again cast their votes this November on three questions. Like most Maine ballots, two will address bond issues while one calls for a casino in Oxford, Maine.
Historical research for the past decade, not including 2010, reveals that Maine voters usually only see an average of 4 questions on an even-numbered election year. On the other hand, voters face a higher number of questions in odd-numbered years; an average of 7.2 questions. Since 2000, voters haven't seen more than 6 questions in an even-numbered year.
Certified questions for Maine's 2010 ballots:
|VR||Question 1||Taxes||Overturn 2009 tax code reform||
|LRSS||Question 2||Bond issues||Regarding investments in weatherization and energy efficiency projects||
|LRSS||Question 3||Bond issues||$57.8 million bond package for highway projects, harbor and energy projects||
|LRSS||Question 4||Bond issues||Provides for economic development and job creation bonds||
|LRSS||Question 5||Bond issues||Relates to improving water quality, drinking water programs, wastewater treatment facilities||
|CISS||Question 1||Gambling||Calls for a casino in Oxford, Maine||
|LRSS||Question 2||Bond issues||Regarding increasing access to dental care and education in Maine||
|LRSS||Question 3||Bond issues||Regarding investment in land conservation and working waterfront preservation||
|Propositions •||Recall||• Law|