Monday, July 30, 2018
Contact: Kristen Schulze Muszynski
office: 626-8404/ cell: 441-7638

Secretary Dunlap to determine order of bond questions on November ballot

AUGUSTA – Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap will draw the order of the bond questions for this November’s ballot on Thursday.

The November 6, 2018 referendum ballot will include one citizen’s initiative question and four bond questions. Ballot questions are listed by category, with the placement within each category determined by luck of the draw. Citizens’ initiatives are listed before bond issues.

The drawing for the order of the four bond questions will take place on Thursday, Aug. 2 at 2:15 p.m. in Secretary Dunlap’s office at the Nash School Building, 103 Sewall St., Augusta. The drawing is open to the public.

Question 1, the only citizen-initiated referendum question on the November ballot, is:

  • An Act To Establish Universal Home Care for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities.

    “Do you want to create the Universal Home Care Program to provide home-based assistance to people with disabilities and senior citizens, regardless of income, funded by a new 3.8% tax on individuals and families with Maine wage and adjusted gross income above the amount subject to Social Security taxes, which is $128,400 in 2018?”

The bond questions, to be listed as Questions 2-5, are:

A non-partisan citizens’ guide to the election will be posted on the  Upcoming Elections page in the fall. The State of Maine’s General and Referendum Election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2018.