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Department of the Secretary of State
Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions
Division of Elections
101 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0101
Phone 207-287-4186
Fax 207-287-6545

Referendum Election Tabulations
November 7, 2000

LISTING OF BALLOT QUESTIONS AND STATEWIDE TOTALS

CITIZEN INITIATIVES YES NO
Question 1
Should a terminally ill adult who is of sound mind be allowed to ask for and receive a doctor's help to die?
315,031 332,280
Question 2
Do you favor requiring landowners to obtain a permit for all clear-cuts and defining cutting levels for lands subject to the Tree Growth Tax Law?
181,643 459,239
Question 3
Do you want to allow video lottery machines at certain horse racing tracks if 40% of the profits are used for property tax relief?
253,920 387,872
CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS
Question 4
Do you favor amending the Constitution of Maine to allow the Legislature to provide for the assessment of land used for commercial fishing activities based on the current use of that property?
301,931 305,554
Question 5
Do you favor amending the Constitution of Maine to end discrimination against persons under guardianship for mental illness for the purpose of voting?
250,729 379,964
REFERENDUM
Question 6
Do you favor ratifying the action of the 119th Legislature whereby it passed an act extending to all citizens regardless of their sexual orientation the same basic rights to protection against discrimination now guaranteed to citizens on the basis of race, color, religion, sex or national origin in the areas of employment, housing, public accommodation and credit and where the act expressly states that nothing in the act confers legislative approval of, or special rights to, any person or group of persons?
314,012 318,846



TABULATION BY COUNTY

Question #1 Question #2 Question #3 Question #4 Question #5 Question #6 Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No Yes No ANDROSCOGGIN 21,314 28,006 13,657 34,778 19,322 29,604 21,082 24,994 17,444 30,464 21,360 26,767 AROOSTOOK 10,016 25,050 6,143 28,773 14,117 20,482 11,411 21,432 11,398 22,564 11,947 22,001 CUMBERLAND 74,369 66,977 50,682 89,154 52,069 88,610 76,314 55,838 62,106 75,831 80,610 57,928 FRANKLIN 8,130 7,288 3,297 12,065 6,524 8,710 7,150 7,460 5,654 9,329 7,001 7,991 HANCOCK 16,640 11,563 8,020 19,876 9,786 17,937 13,960 12,507 11,339 16,027 15,061 12,497 KENNEBEC 26,891 31,782 15,271 42,955 24,087 34,058 26,979 28,482 22,895 34,629 27,798 29,935 KNOX 10,585 9,498 6,175 13,755 7,432 12,433 10,809 8,042 7,838 11,727 10,639 9,026 LINCOLN 10,629 8,746 5,682 13,506 7,107 12,093 10,541 7,931 7,484 11,444 9,531 9,413 OXFORD 13,942 13,605 5,883 21,443 11,971 15,309 12,035 13,805 9,930 16,793 12,317 14,458 PENOBSCOT 32,042 40,781 14,147 58,066 26,524 45,669 28,817 39,696 25,725 45,486 30,360 41,003 PISCATAQUIS 4,334 4,745 1,179 7,894 3,199 5,756 3,222 5,283 2,892 5,957 3,595 5,237 SAGADAHOC 9,553 8,653 6,042 12,006 6,959 11,131 9,781 7,481 7,615 10,300 9,283 8,608 SOMERSET 11,311 12,573 4,374 19,482 10,276 13,414 9,447 13,099 8,197 15,101 10,165 13,187 WALDO 10,022 9,080 4,567 14,718 7,316 11,567 8,233 9,860 7,063 11,543 8,749 10,068 WASHINGTON 7,058 8,267 3,124 11,543 5,919 9,114 5,755 8,575 5,070 9,642 6,129 8,643 YORK 48,195 45,666 33,400 59,225 41,312 51,985 46,395 41,069 38,079 53,127 49,467 42,084
State Total 315,031 332,280 181,643 459,239 253,920 387,872 301,931 305,554 250,729 379,964 314,012 318,846


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