Elections 2016

Knox and Waldo counties vote in support of Question 2-Public Education Fund

Posted:  Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 5:00am
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Though voters in individual towns, and towns in each county went back and forth in their support, or not, of the Citizen’s Initiative to fund public schools with a new tax on individual income above $200,000, when the totals were calculated voters in both Knox and Waldo counties favored the measure.

In Knox County, the total vote was 12,497 in favor and 10,722 against. And in Waldo County it came out to be 11,214 in favor and 10,629 against. There are still a handful of towns in each county yet to report, but it’s not likely their will be much change in the final picture for these Midcoast communities.

As for statewide, this is another race that is still too close to call, until the final voting results are collected and added up.

Below are charts with the breakdown of how the towns voted.

Question 2: Citizen's Initiative
Do you want to add a 3 percent tax on individual Maine taxable income above $200,000 to create a state fund that would provide direct support for student learning in kindergarten through 12th grade public education?

Knox County

QUESTION 2 - INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX TO FUND SCHOOLS
Yes No
Appleton 406 451
Camden 1,977 1,394
Cushing 434 432
Friendship 341 399
Hope 528 507
Isle au Haut - -
Matinicus 23 27
North Haven 173 118
Owls Head 464 550
Rockland 2,223 1,326
Rockport 1,208 1,104
St. George 910 735
South Thomaston 479 433
Thomaston 810 577
Union 630 729
Vinalhaven 421 347
Warren 1,029 1,095
Washington 441 798
TOTAL 12,497 10,722

 Waldo County

QUESTION 2 - INDIVIDUAL INCOME TAX TO FUND SCHOOLS Yes No
Belfast 2,291 1,566
Belmont 266 305
Brooks - -
Burnham 310 346
Frankfort 284 372
Freedom 210 226
Islesboro 241 180
Jackson 170 156
Knox 181 272
Liberty 288 270
Lincolnville 859 687
Monroe - -
Montville 322 316
Morrill 222 315
Northport 540 477
Palermo 377 487
Prospect 190 225
Searsmont 449 385
Searsport 836 705
Stockton Springs 469 539
Swanville 377 402
Thorndike 213 222
Troy 291 272
Unity 591 464
Waldo 243 232
Winterport 994 1208
TOTAL 11,214 10,629