Secretary of State’s Office files appeal on utility service ballot question decision
AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - The Secretary of State’s Office says they have reviewed the decision made by a Maine court requesting the rewording of a ballot question about the future of utility service.
They say they have filed an appeal.
Maine voters are expected to participate in a November referendum about a proposal to replace Maine’s privately owned electric utilities with a consumer-owned Pine Tree Power Company.
A group called Our Power is behind the proposal.
Secretary of State Shenna Bellows released wording about the question in January.
A Cumberland County judge ruled last week voters might not understand it and Bellows must revise it.
State officials say they have no additional comment as it is an ongoing case.
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