Maine State referendum, Nov. 6, 2018

Knox, Waldo counties say no to statewide home-based assistance question

Wed, 11/07/2018 - 2:15am

Here are the results of the November 6, 2018 Question 1 Home-based Assistance state referendum as they roll in from municipalities in Knox and Waldo counties. 

Question 1 on the 2018 General Election ballot was introduced by Maine People’s Alliance in an effort, according to the organization, to establish a Universal Home Care program that will “provide in-home and community support services for all people with disabilities living in Maine who require assistance” and “make homecare a more attractive career, including higher wages and greater professionalization.” 

The proposed Act To Establish Universal Home Care for Seniors and Persons with Disabilities asks Maine voters if they want to create the Universal Home Care Program to provide home-based assistance to people with disabilities and senior citizens, regardless of income, funded by a new 3.8 percent tax on individuals and families with Maine wage and adjusted gross income above the amount subject to Social Security taxes, which is $128,400 in 2018.

Knox County

 

Question 1, Home-based assistance Yes No
Appleton 271 471
Camden 1,320 1,898
Cushing 258 483
Friendship 237 401
Hope 336 600
Isle au Haut 44 19
Matinicus 22 25
North Haven 139 127
Owls Head 334 552
Rockland 1,515 1,493
Rockport 779 1,298
St. George 606 892
South Thomaston 273 473
Thomaston 558 716
Union 395 834
Vinalhaven 275 402
Warren 531 1,164
Washington 281 492
TOTAL 7,916 11,857
Waldoboro (Lincoln County) 879 1,407

 

 Waldo County

Question 1, Home-based Assistance Yes No
Belfast 1,738 1,807
Belmont 177 287
Brooks    
Burnham 174 333
Frankfort 170 353
Freedom  

 

Islesboro 321 448
Jackson 110 157
Knox 71 175
Liberty 174 283
Lincolnville 601 769
Monroe 195 316
Montville 224 302
Morrill 159 331
Northport 368 544
Palermo 232 523
Prospect 116 214
Searsmont 290 455
Searsport 569 673
Stockton Springs 321 582
Swanville 232 452
Thorndike 183 186
Troy 167 283
Unity 321 448
Waldo 160 239
Winterport 617 1,225
TOTAL