We put our best brains behind a pun to encourage Mainers to vote. This is what we came up with: #EgretOutTheVote. What do you think? Is it catchier than “Voter Scoter,” “Vote for Stoats,” or “Pick-a-me Chickadee”? Thanks, we think so, too.
No matter how good (or bad) our pun is, the message is the same: VOTE! Election day is November 6, THREE WEEKS FROM TODAY!
Here’s what Maine Audubon wants you to remember when you head to the polls:
- You Can Register to Vote on Election Day. Unlike some states, Maine allows you to register to vote in-person up until and including election day. Check this State of Maine Voter Guide for more information.
- Vote YES on Questions 2 and 3! There are two important referendums on the November 6 ballot that would positively affect the species Maine Audubon works to protect:
- Question 2 would authorize a proposed $30 million bond that would fund wastewater infrastructure and water quality grant programs. Maine has an estimated $1 billion backlog of sorely needed improvements, which are badly needed to keep Maine lakes, rivers, streams, and coastal waters clean.
- Question 3 would make $5 million available for competitive grants to upgrade municipal culverts at stream crossings–the driver of Maine Audubon’s Stream Smart project. In Maine, brook trout, Atlantic salmon, river otters, and other wildlife get “stuck” at decaying, undersized stream culverts. Culvert upgrades improve both public safety and fish and wildlife passage.
- Review Our Gubernatorial Surveys.