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Here’s how long it could take to recount the Maine marijuana ballot question

Medical Marijuana Posted Nov 28 2016

Two ballot questions that narrowly passed in Maine this month will soon undergo a recount. The first is a ballot question that legalized recreational marijuana for adults, and the second is a public education tax on high earners. The recounts will likely start by next week, but the Maine Department of the Secretary of State will make an announcement on Monday. 2 recounts will be done simultaneously to ensure an accurate count, and the final numbers will likely take 4-6 weeks.

The Maine Department of the Secretary of State says recounts of a pair of ballot questions will likely take four to six weeks.

The department is getting ready to announce a schedule for the recounts. The recounts have been requested for ballot questions that legalized recreational marijuana and approved a tax on high earners to fund public education.

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