Maine Public Broadcasting Corporation Digital Broadcasting System, Question 5 (1999)
The Maine Public Broadcasting Corporation Digital Broadcasting System Bond Issue, also known as Question 5, was on the November 2, 1999 ballot in Maine as a legislatively-referred bond question, where it was approved. The measure issued $9.4 million in bonds to convert the Maine Public Broadcasting corporation to a digital broadcasting system.
The conversion to digital broadcasting was a federally mandated requirement.
|Maine Question 5 (1999)|
Election results via: Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
Do you favor a $9,400,000 bond issue for the conversion to digital broadcasting by the Maine Public Broadcasting Corporation? 
The estimated interest on these bonds at 4.6 over 10 years was $2,378,200, which made the total estimated life cost $11,778,200.
- Maine 1999 ballot measures
- 1999 ballot measures
- List of Maine ballot measures
- History of Initiative & Referendum in Maine
- Maine Citizen's Guide to the Referendum Election, Tuesday, November 2, 1999 from Maine Secretary of State
- Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-
- Bangor Daily News, "No on Question 5," October 26, 1999
- Maine State Law and Legislative Reference Library, "Votes on Maine Bond Issues, 1951-," accessed May 5, 2014
- Maine Secretary of State, Division of Elections, "Maine Citizen's Guide to the Referendum Election, Tuesday, November 2, 1999," accessed May 5, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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