Oxford County casino language ready for public comment


AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s top election official says the public now has a chance to comment on the wording of the Oxford County casino citizen initiative question that will be on the Nov. 2 ballot.

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap says the public will have 30 days to comment on the proposed wording of the ballot question.

The proposed question says: “Do you want to allow casino gambling in Maine at a single site in Oxford County, subject to local approval, with part of the profits going to specific state, local and tribal programs?”

Written public comments on the proposed question may be filed with the secretary of state by e-mail at: sos.office at maine.gov.