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11/07/2017 - updated 11/08/2017

Randall, Christopher Straw elected to Town Council

Valerie A. Randall and Christopher M. Straw were elected to the Town Council in the municipal election Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017.

Randall led the field of four candidates for two Town Council seats with 1,700 votes, followed by Straw's 1,370, according to unofficial results announced Tuesday night. Candidate Peter McCarthy received 1,161 votes, and James Tasse got 1,044.

Mohammed N. Shir and Hope E. Straw ran unopposed for two open School Board seats and were elected with votes of 2,328 and 2,445, respectively.

In the state referendum, Cape voters supported an expansion of Medicaid in the state, and voted overwhelmingly against a proposed casino for York County.

Voter turnout was 44 percent, "well above the average for an 'off-year' election," Town Clerk Debra Lane said Wednesday morning. Nineteen percent of the ballots cast were absentee.

Here are unofficial election results as of Tuesday, Nov. 7:

Municipal Ballot Results

Number of municipal ballots cast: 3,600 including absentee

TOWN COUNCIL
For three year term until December 14, 2020
Vote for up to TWO (2)

McCARTHY, PETER R. ............................ 1,161

RANDALL, VALERIE A. .......................... 1,700

STRAW, CHRISTOPHER M. ................... 1,370

TASSE, JAMES C. ..................................... 1,044

Blanks .... 1,863

SCHOOL BOARD
For three year term until December 14, 2020
Vote for up to TWO (2)

SHIR, MOHAMMED N. ............................. 2,328

STRAW, HOPE E. ....................................... 2,445

Blanks ........ 2,358


Questions on the November 7, 2017 referendum ballot (in the order they appear on the ballot) CAPE RESULTS ONLY:

Number of state ballots cast: 3,604 including absentee

Question 1: Citizen Initiative

TITLE: An Act To Allow Slot Machines or a Casino in York County. - Legislation

Do you want to allow a certain company to operate table games and/or slot machines in York County, subject to state and local approval, with part of the profits going to the specific programs described in the initiative?

YES .................................. 344

NO .................................... 3,247

Blanks .......... 13

 

Question 2: Citizen Initiative

TITLE: An Act To Enhance Access to Affordable Health Care. - Legislation

Do you want Maine to expand Medicaid to provide healthcare coverage for qualified adults under age 65 with incomes at or below 138% of the federal poverty level, which in 2017 means $16,643 for a single person and $22,412 for a family of two?

YES .................................. 2,675

NO .................................... 912

Blanks ............... 17

 

Question 3: Bond Issue

TITLE: An Act To Authorize a General Fund Bond Issue to Improve Highways, Bridges and Multimodal Facilities and Upgrade Municipal Culverts  - Legislation

Do you favor a $105,000,000 bond issue for construction, reconstruction and rehabilitation of highways and bridges and for facilities or equipment related to ports, harbors, marine transportation, freight and passenger railroads, aviation, transit and bicycle and pedestrian trails, to be used to match an estimated $137,000,000 in federal and other funds, and for the upgrade of municipal culverts at stream crossings?

YES .................................. 3,032

NO .................................... 541

Blanks ..... 31

 

Question 4: Constitutional Amendment

TITLE: Resolution, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of Maine To Reduce Volatility in State Pension Funding Requirements Caused by the Financial Markets  - Legislation

Do you favor amending the Constitution of Maine to reduce volatility in state pension funding requirements caused by the financial markets by increasing the length of time over which experience losses are amortized from 10 years to 20 years, in line with pension industry standards?

YES .................................. 2,651

NO .................................... 770

Blanks ....... 183