Following the statewide trend, Waldo County voters overturned a new tax law that would have lowered the income tax rate for a majority of Mainers, making up the lost revenue through increases to sales tax on some goods and services. Supporters of the people’s veto say would have raised taxes on expenses like car repairs and would hurt Maine’s tourism industry.

Opponents of Question 1 said the revised code would have decreased the tax burden for a majority of the state’s residents.

Statewide, voters approved Question 1 by a margin of 60 percent to 40 percent, according to the Bangor Daily News.

The following results have been reported in voting on Question 1, the people’s veto of the tax reform measure passed by the Legislature last year.

The question reads as follows on the ballot: “Do you want to reject the new law that lowers Maine’s income tax and replaces that revenue by making changes to the sales tax?”

 

PEOPLE’S VETO — TAX REFORM
Yes No
Belfast 826 791
Belmont 140 74
Brooks 139 65
Burnham 175 83
Frankfort 161 57
Freedom 110 87
Islesboro 84 95
Jackson 67 41
Knox 135 57
Liberty 150 116
Lincolnville 379 336
Monroe 27 22
Montville 144 106
Morrill 159 59
Northport 254 210
Palermo 291 149
Prospect 103 63
Searsmont 199 130
Searsport 430 232
Stockton Springs 286 201
Swanville 192 81
Thorndike 125 75
Troy 166 98
Unity 281 162
Waldo 121 60
Winterport 712 329
TOTAL 5856 3779

 

This story will be updated as more numbers become available.