Monday, May 21, 2007

Maine Voters Head to the Polls on June 12th

The League of Young Voters is urging Mainers of all ages to vote in a statewide Special Election on Tuesday, June 12th. Voters across the state will decide on two bond questions and Portland residents will decide the future of their public library.

Question 1 asks voters to bond $113 million for transportation improvements and Question 2 asks voters to bond $18 million to enhance wastewater treatment and to invest in drinking water infrastructure.

The proposal before the voters to move the Portland Public Library to the now vacant Portland Public Market building is expected to increase voter turnout.

Residents of Portland's District 3 will also elect a new school committee member, Peter Eglinton is the only candidate in the race for the seat that will be contested again in November.

In June of 2006 only 5,099 of Portland's 45,297 registered voters showed up. Young voters of all ages can learn more about the Special Election by logging onto the League's website at or by calling 772.3207 .


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