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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 10, 2007
Contact: Don Cookson
207-626-8404

Ballot Order of Bond Questions to be Decided

Secretary of State plans coin toss to choose how questions are numbered

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap announced today a coin toss will determine the order in which two bond questions will appear on ballots in a June 12 election. “The coin toss assures neither bond question gets preference with regard to its position on the ballot,” Dunlap said. “Each question has an equal chance to be number one on Election Day. As the state’s top elections official, I am certain the voters of Maine will recognize the importance of their participation in the June election with the fate of over 131,000,000 dollars to be decided.”

The June 12, 2007 ballot is set to contain the following two questions:

"Do you favor a $112,975,000 bond issue for improvements to highways and bridges, airports, public transit facilities, ferry and port facilities including port and harbor structures and bicycle and pedestrian trails that makes the State eligible for over $260,525,000 in federal and other matching funds?"

and 

"Do you favor an $18,300,000 bond issue to support drinking water programs and to support the construction of wastewater treatment facilities that will leverage $49,500,000 in other funds?"

The coin toss to determine the ballot order of these two questions will be held promptly at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, April 11, 2007 at the Office of the Secretary of State. The office is located in the Nash School Building on the Corner of Sewall and Capitol Streets in Augusta.