November 7, 2017 – Special Election for State Representative District 56 (Lisbon Only)
The September 5, 2017 passing of Gina M. Mason of Lisbon, a member of the House of Representatives in the One Hundred and Twenty-eighth Legislature in District 56, has created a vacancy. On September 15, 2017, Governor Paul LePage proclaimed that the special election to fill this vacancy will be held on November 7, 2017. The deadline for candidate nominations (both party and non-party) was October 3, 2017. The deadline for write-in candidates was October 10, 2017.
November 7, 2017 - Referendum Election
Description of the Referendum Election - Referendum Elections are held to provide Maine's citizens an opportunity to vote on People's Veto Referenda, Direct Initiatives of Legislation (i.e. Citizen Initiatives), Bond Issues, other referenda proposed by the Legislature, and Constitutional Amendments. Referendum elections are an important part of the heritage of public participation in Maine.
Question 1: Citizen Initiative
TITLE: An Act To Allow Slot Machines or a Casino in York County. - Legislation
Do you want to allow a certain company to operate table games and/or slot machines in York County, subject to state and local approval, with part of the profits going to the specific programs described in the initiative?
Question 2: Citizen Initiative
TITLE: An Act To Enhance Access to Affordable Health Care. - Legislation
Do you want Maine to expand Medicaid to provide healthcare coverage for qualified adults under age 65 with incomes at or below 138% of the federal poverty level, which in 2017 means $16,643 for a single person and $22,412 for a family of two?
Question 3: Bond Issue
TITLE: An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue to Improve Highways, Bridges and Multimodal Facilities and Upgrade Municipal Culverts - Legislation
Do you favor a $105,000,000 bond issue for construction, reconstruction and rehabilitation of highways and bridges and for facilities or equipment related to ports, harbors, marine transportation, freight and passenger railroads, aviation, transit and bicycle and pedestrian trails, to be used to match an estimated $137,000,000 in federal and other funds, and for the upgrade of municipal culverts at stream crossings?
Question 4: Constitutional Amendment
TITLE: Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Reduce Volatility in State Pension Funding Requirements Caused by the Financial Markets - Legislation
Do you favor amending the Constitution of Maine to reduce volatility in state pension funding requirements caused by the financial markets by increasing the length of time over which experience losses are amortized from 10 years to 20 years, in line with pension industry standards?