In Vassalboro, voters rejected the proposed Vassalboro Mass Gathering Ordinance, by a vote of 615 in favor to 698 opposed. Town Clerk Cathy Coyne said she thought many people voted “no” because they did not know what the ordinance was about.
Select board members and Town Manager Mary Sabins developed the ordinance to provide town regulation for large gatherings, in response to notice of a planned country music festival in Vassalboro in July 2022.
The ordinance was the only local question on Vassalboro’s ballot.
On the three state questions, Coyne said results were:
- Reject the CMP corridor: 848 in favor; 587 opposed; and 9 ballots left blank.
- Approve the transportation bond issue: 930 in favor; 505 opposed; and 9 blank ballots.
- Approve the Constitutional amendment: 920 in favor; 509 opposed; and 15 blank ballots.
Coyne said a total of 1,444 Vassalboro residents voted, a turn-out she considers good. The 2020 census put the town’s population at 4,520.
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