Maine Revised Statutes

§2654. Procedure for elections

1. Single community water districts.  In a single community water district, the vote on the issue of fluoridation must be called by a majority vote of the municipal officers acting on their own initiative or pursuant to a petition meeting the requirements established for a referendum vote by the municipality's home rule charter or, if the municipality has no home rule charter, as provided by Title 30-A, section 2522.
[ 1991, c. 824, Pt. A, §43 (AMD) .]
2. Multiple community water districts.  In the case of a multiple community water district, authorization shall be by a majority vote of those voting at a multiple community water system district-wide election. A valid request for an election on whether or not to authorize the addition of fluoride may be made in either of the following ways.
A. A valid request for an election shall have been made when a majority of municipal officers, in a majority of municipalities within a multiple community water system district, vote to call an election. All such votes must be taken at least 90 days before the general election. Each voting municipality shall certify within 5 days to all other municipalities within the public water system district the results of its vote.
A multiple community water system district-wide election shall take place in each municipality within the district if, on the basis of the certificates, a majority of municipal officers within a majority of the municipalities in the district have called for an election. [1987, c. 122, §4 (AMD).]
B. A valid request for election shall have been made when a number of registered voters within a multiple community water district equal to at least 10% of the total number of votes cast for Governor at the last gubernatorial election in all municipalities, wholly or partially within the multiple community water district, file a petition in accordance with section 2655. [1987, c. 122, §4 (AMD).]
[ 1987, c. 122, §4 (AMD) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1983, c. 463, §4 (NEW). 1987, c. 122, §§3,4 (AMD). 1991, c. 824, §A43 (AMD).