PORTLAND — Cumberland County Superior Court issued a decision on March 8 rejecting Secretary of State Shenna Bellows’ wording of the ballot question regarding the Our Power referendum, which would replace Central Maine Power (CMP) and Versant with a consumer-owned, nonprofit utility.

The ballot language read, “Do you want to create a new quasi-governmental power company governed by an elected board to acquire and operate existing for-profit electricity transmission and distribution facilities in Maine?”


Lizzie Heintz is the downtown Ellsworth reporter. She is a dual-national American/British citizen, and got her Bachelor of Science in journalism from Emerson College in 2021 with a minor in photography and a multimedia focus. She welcomes tips and suggestions on any Ellsworth stories.

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