2003 Referendum Special Election Results - Maine
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  Referendum: Question 1Popular Vote
1A 185,392 37.79%
1B 171,782 35.02%
1C 133,349 27.19%
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Election Notes:
  • 1A (Citizen Initiative): Do you want the State to pay 55% of the cost of public education, which includes all special education costs, for the purpose of shifting costs from the property tax to state resources?

    1B (Competing Measure): Do you want to lower property taxes and avoid the need for a significant increase in state taxes by phasing in a 55% state contribution to the cost of public education and by providing expanded property tax relief?

    1C (Against A and B): Against both the Citizen Initiative and the Competing Measure

  • Since none of these choices recieved a majority, none was adopted. But 1A appeared on the ballot in 2004 since it recieved over 1/3rd of the vote.
Demographic Data

2010 Population:1,328,361Enum.2010 Population Density:16.6persons/km2
2003 Population:1,306,513Est.2003 Population Density:16.3persons/km2
2000 Population:1,274,923Enum.2000 Population Density:16.0persons/km2
Land Area (2000):79,931km2Annual Pop Growth Rate:0.4%

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  • Source for Popular Vote data: Maine Secretary of State. Referendum Election Tabulations, Maine Secretary of State (http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/2003n/gen03sum.htm) (accessed 03 Apr 2007)
  • Source for Population data: U.S. Census Bureau.
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