Maine Community College Bond Question, Question 2 (2012)

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Community College Bond Question
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Type:legislatively-referred state statute
Referred by:Maine Legislature
Topic:Bond issues
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.[1]

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.

Election results

See also: 2012 ballot measure election results

The following are official election results:

Maine Question 2
Defeatedd No350,59048.4%
Yes 334,580 46.2%

Results via the Maine Secretary of State's website.[2]

Text of the measure

Ballot language

The following was the ballot language that appeared before voters:[3]

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?[4]



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.[1]

See also

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1, "Lawmakers pass 5 bond proposals," May 17, 2012
  2. Percentages reflect the total of 'yes', 'no' and blank votes. Therefore, these calculations do not add up to 100% since blank votes are not displayed.
  3. Maine Elections division, "November 6, 2012 - Referendum Election," accessed September 26, 2012
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.