FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, Aug. 11, 2017
Contact: Kristen Muszynski
Secretary Dunlap to draw
ballot order for casino, healthcare questions
AUGUSTA -- Secretary of State Matt Dunlap will draw the order of the citizens’ initiative questions for this November’s ballot on Wednesday.
The Nov. 7, 2017 ballot will include two citizens’ initiative questions, listed here in alphabetical order:
- An Act To Allow Slot Machines or a Casino in York County; and
- An Act To Enhance Access to Affordable Health Care
The drawing for the order of the two citizens’ initiatives will take place on Wednesday, Aug. 16 at 1:30 p.m. in Secretary Dunlap’s office at the Nash School Building, 103 Sewall St., Augusta. The drawing is open to the public.
In addition to the citizens’ initiatives, voters will also decide on one bond issue and one constitutional amendment at the polls in November:
- Question 3: "An Act To Authorize Multiple General Fund Bond Issues To Improve Highways, Bridges and Multimodal Facilities"
- Question 4: “Resolution: Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Reduce Volatility in State Pension Funding Requirements Caused by the Financial Markets"
Referendum Election ballot questions are presented to the voters by category, with the placement within each category determined by luck of the draw. Citizens’ initiative questions appear first on the ballot, followed by bond questions and constitutional amendments. Visit the Upcoming Elections page of the department’s website for additional information, including the 2017 Citizens’ Guide to the Referendum Election, which will be available this fall with financial information and explanatory material for voters to consider.
The Secretary of State’s Office is accepting public comment on the exact wording of the citizens’ initiative questions, through Sept. 1. The State of Maine’s Referendum Election is Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Absentee ballots can be requested online or at your town office.