Election 2018: Referendum and Bond Question Results
Voters turned out in huge numbers yesterday and rejected Universal Home Health Care.
WGME-TV has been following the results all night, and gave these results this morning, with 71 to 74% of precincts reporting:
Question 1 did not pass, with 63% of voters saying no. This Citizen's Initiative would create a Universal Home Health Care Program, to provide home-based assistance to people with disabilities and senior citizens.
Question 2 appears as if it will pass, but is still close. With 72% of precincts reporting, 54% voted yes, with 46% voting no. The bond issue would provide $30,000,000 dollars to improve water quality and wastewater treatment facilities.
Question 3 has passed with 67% of the votes. The $106,000,000 bond issue would benefit transportation, improving highways, bridges, ports, railroads, bicycle and pedestrian trails.
Question 4 is still too close to call, with 54% voting yes, and 46% voting no. Maine's public universities would benefit from this $49,000,000 bond, that would be matched by at least $49,000,000 in private and public funds.
Question 5 appears as if it will pass, with 65% of votes in the positive. The final question proposed a $15,000,000 bond to improve educational programs at Maine's community colleges.