Sierra Club Maine 2023 Ballot Initiative Voter Guide

Election day is Nov. 7th

Don’t forget to vote in person or absentee!

VOTE NO ON QUESTION 1 - Do you want to bar some quasi-governmental entities and all consumer-owned electric utilities from taking on more than $1 billion in debt unless they get statewide voter approval? Question 1 was written to stall consumer owned utilities, should Question 3 pass. It will slow progress and create more opportunity for misinformation. 

VOTE YES ON QUESTION 2 - Do you want to ban foreign governments and entities that they own, control, or influence from making campaign contributions or financing communications for or against candidates or ballot questions? We believe that political campaigns should be run by and for the people, not by corporations or the wealthy. Question 2 will ensure that future initiatives and politicians will be accountable to Maine people.

VOTE YES ON QUESTION 3 - Do you want to create a new power company governed by an elected board to acquire and operate existing for-profit electricity transmission and distribution facilities in Maine? Sierra Club Nationally has endorsed Question 3 - With Pine Tree Power, Mainers can establish a utility responsible to the public, not far-off investors. A win in Maine would allow for a quicker, more just expansion of the state’s electric grid, all while saving ratepayers billions of dollars and advancing the state's commendable climate and economic justice goals. 

VOTE YES ON QUESTION 6 - Do you favor amending the Constitution of Maine to require that all of the provisions of the Constitution be included in the official printed copies of the Constitution prepared by the Secretary of State? The Wabanaki people were written into the Maine Constitution. The fact that the original treaty obligations were hidden sends a message to the Wabanaki nations that the agreements and relationships between the state of Maine and Wabanaki tribal governments are not important or worthwhile. We can honor this shared history together by once again including treaty obligations in printed copies of the Maine Constitution.

VOTE YES ON QUESTION 8 - Do you favor amending the Constitution of Maine to remove a provision prohibiting a person under guardianship for reasons of mental illness from voting for Governor, Senators and Representatives, which the United States District Court for the District of Maine found violates the United States Constitution and federal law? Ensuring a healthy democracy means making sure voting is accessible to all! 

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