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  Initiative: An Act to Raise the Minimum WagePopular Vote
Yes 420,892 55.50%
No 337,486 44.50%
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Election Notes:
  • The summary of the proposition as it appeared on the general election ballot: Do you want to raise the minimum hourly wage of $7.50 to $9 in 2017, with annual $1 increases up to $12 in 2020, and annual cost-of-living increases thereafter; and do you want to raise the direct wage for service workers who receive tips from half the minimum wage to $5 in 2017, with annual $1 increases until it reaches the adjusted minimum wage?
  • Information on the language of the proposition is from the Official Voter Information Guide issued by the Maine Secretary of State: https://www1.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/upcoming/citizensguide2016.pdf
  • A total of 3754 votes were cast by citizens abroad; 2985 in favor and 769 against. The state of Maine does not tabulate these votes by county.
Demographic Data

2016 Population:1,331,479Est.2016 Population Density:16.7persons/km2
2010 Population:1,328,361Enum.2010 Population Density:16.6persons/km2
Land Area (2000):79,931km2Annual Pop Growth Rate:0.0%

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  • Source for Popular Vote data: Maine Secretary of State. 2016 Election Results, Maine Secretary of State (http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/results/2016/referendum16.xlsx) (accessed 16 Dec 2017)
  • Source for Population data: U.S. Census Bureau.
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