UPDATED with town-by-town breakdown

Waldo County approves both referendum questions

By Fran Gonzalez and Carolyn Zachary | Nov 06, 2019

Although election results are not all in, as of 11:42 p.m. Waldo County municipalities were trending strongly toward approving both ballot measures by more than 3 to 1. County results on the transportation bond issue and constitutional amendment were consistent with statewide tallies.

With all but four towns reporting and results in from the city of Belfast, residents endorsed Question 1 by a vote of 3,478 to 1,052, and Question 2 by 3,391 to 1,115. Burnham, Lincolnville, Palermo and Thorndike results were still outstanding at midnight.

Question 1 is a bond issue to improve highways, bridges and multi-modal facilities. The text of the question reads: "Do you favor a $105,000,000 bond issue to build or improve roads, bridges, railroads, airports, transit and ports and make other transportation investments, to be used to match an estimated $137,000,000 in federal and other funds?"

Question 2 is an amendment to the Constitution of Maine concerning alternative signatures made by persons with disabilities. Its text reads: "Do you favor amending the Constitution of Maine to allow persons with disabilities to sign petitions in an alternative manner as authorized by the Legislature?"

The vote breakdown by town follows. Numbers are as of 3 p.m. Wednesday.

Question 1:

Belfast, 1,341 yes, 225 no; 16 blank; Belmont: 54 yes, 28 no; Brooks, 63 yes, 41 no; Burnham, 3 yes, 34 no; Frankfort: 67 yes, 41 no; Freedom, 49 yes, 34 no, 1 blank; Islesboro, 113 yes, 21 no; Jackson, 47 yes, 16 no, 1 blank; Knox, 54 yes, 40 no; Liberty, 103 yes, 32 no; Lincolnville, 262 yes, 47 no; Monroe, 91 yes, 31 no; Montville, 76 yes, 21 no; Morrill, 68 yes, 32 no; Northport, 183 yes, 49 no; Palermo, 110 yes, 47 no; Prospect 66 yes, 25 no, 2 blank; Searsmont, 129 yes, 48 no; Searsport, 214 yes, 49 no; Stockton Springs, 229 yes, 51 no; Swanville, 96 yes, 45 no; Thorndike, 52 yes, 23 no; Troy, 57 yes, 38 no; Unity, 122 yes, 44 no; Waldo 45 yes, 28 no; Winterport, 211 yes, 113 no

Question 2:

Belfast, 1,328 yes, 222 no; 22 blank; Belmont: 53 yes, 28 no, 1 blank; Brooks, 69 yes, 35 no; Burnham, 55 yes, 42 no; Frankfort: 58 yes, 49 no; Freedom, 54 yes, 30 no; Islesboro, 115 yes, 19 no; Jackson, 46 yes, 18 no; Knox, 47 yes, 46 no, 1 blank; Liberty, 108 yes, 26 no, 1 blank; Lincolnville, 253 yes; 54 no; 2 blank; Monroe, 85 yes, 36 no; Montville, 76 yes, 21 no; Morrill, 64 yes, 36 no; Northport, 166 yes, 66 no; Palermo 115 yes, 41 no, 1 blank; Prospect 61 yes, 28 no, 4 blank; Searsmont, 123 yes, 54 no; Searsport, 209 yes, 53 no; Stockton Springs, 215 yes, 64 no; Swanville, 97 yes, 43 no; Thorndike, 50 yes, 25 no; Troy, 41 yes, 53 no, 1 blank; Unity, 123 yes, 44 no; Waldo, 45 yes, 28 no; Winterport, 208 yes, 116 no

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