Lincolnville voters turn out in large numbers Nov. 6

By Susan Mustapich | Nov 07, 2018
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LINCOLNVILLE — Voters approved resoundingly approved two changes to the town charter at the polls Nov. 6.

With 1,398 residents casting their votes, and 1,940 registered voters, Lincolnville's turnout rate was 72 percent.

By a vote of 1,107 to 203, the town charter was changed to allow the town administrator, to be the purchasing agent for all departments of the town except the school department, and to bid out transactions of more than $8,000.

The same vote also approves a requirement that the Budget Committee elect a chairman, vice chairman and secretary at its first meeting following annual town meeting.

In a close race, Betty Johnson kept her seat as a Waldo County commissioner, with 697 votes. Rosey Gerry, who ran for the position, received 626 votes.

Voters cast 833 ballots for Gov.-elect Janet Mills, and 842 for incumbent Independent U.S. Sen. Angus King. In the State Senate District 11 race, they cast 923 votes for Erin Herbig and 455 for Jayne Crosby Giles. In the State House District 96 race, they cast 892 votes for Stanley Paige Zeigler and 459 for Robert M. Currier.

In the District Attorney race for District 6, the majority of voters chose Natasha Irving over incumbent District Attorney Jonathan Liberman, with a vote tally of 854 to 490.

In the contest for Waldo County sheriff, voters favored John D. Gibbs over incumbent Sheriff Jeffrey Trafton, with a tally of 694 to 637.

In the too-close-to-call race for U.S. Congress in Maine's 2nd District, Lincolnville voters favored Democrat Jared P. Golden by a margin of 815 to 450 over incumbent Republican Bruce Poliquin.

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