Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017
Contact: Secretary of State, Matthew Dunlap

Secretary Dunlap announces ballot order of referendum questions

AUGUSTA – The ballot order of the two citizens’ initiative questions that will appear on the Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017 Referendum Election ballot is now finalized.

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap determined the ballot order of these citizens’ initiative questions by a random drawing Wednesday afternoon, which was open to the public.

Below is the order of the initiatives:

QUESTION 1: An Act To Allow Slot Machines or a Casino in York County

QUESTION 2: An Act To Enhance Access to Affordable Health Care

The full text of each proposed bill is available on the Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions’ website, on the Upcoming Elections page. Secretary Dunlap will finalize the ballot question wording for the citizens’ initiatives after reviewing public comments, which are being accepted through Sept. 1.

In addition to the citizens’ initiatives, voters will also decide on one bond issue and one constitutional amendment on the Nov. 7, 2017 ballot:

QUESTION 3: "An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issues To Improve Highways, Bridges and Multimodal Facilities and Upgrade Municipal Culverts"

QUESTION 4: “RESOLUTION, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Reduce Volatility in State Pension Funding Requirements Caused by the Financial Markets"