Your Vote 2020


Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Sara Gideon visited a South Portland solar power company Friday to unveil a broad set of climate policy goals she would pursue if elected over Republican incumbent Susan Collins.

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In a tweet early Thursday, U.S. President Donald Trump suggested delaying the November elections because of the coronavirus pandemic. Maine’s senators sharply criticized the suggestion.

BANGOR, Maine - A group that has targeted Republican President Donald Trump with biting attacks is now going after Republican Sen. Susan Collins.

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Colby College has completed a survey of 888 likely Maine voters on a range of questions, including the presidential race and the hotly contested U.S. Senate race in Maine.

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Former state Rep. Dale Crafts has officially captured the Republican nomination in Maine’s 2nd Congressional District following Tuesday's ranked-choice runoff.

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The Maine secretary of state’s office expects to finish up the ranked-choice voting tally Tuesday in the Republican 2nd District Congressional primary.

A challenge of an independent candidate for U.S. Senate has been withdrawn, clearing the way for Max Linn to appear on the November ballot.

Linn, a Bar Harbor businessman, is running for Senate in a race where the high-profile candidates are Republican incumbent Sen. Susan Collins and Democrat Sara Gideon, the speaker of the Maine House.

Former state Sen. Mary Small of Bath, a Republican, challenged the validity of Linn's nominating petitions. Her attorney notified the secretary of state on Friday that she was withdrawing the challenge

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Several blind and visually impaired voters have filed a federal lawsuit over their inability to independently mark paper absentee ballots in Maine.

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Update July 15, 2020: State elections officials have confirmed that the winner of Maine's 2nd District Republican congressional race will be determined by ranked choice voting. 


The Republican primary to determine who will face Democratic U.S. Congressman Jared Golden in November could be heading for a ranked-choice voting run-off, despite concessions from the two candidates who trailed in the three-way contest.

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Portland voters have shown support for creating a charter commission that could have significant effects on local government in Maine's largest city.

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Well, the "pandemic primary" is over, and the stage set for this fall's election in Maine. Joining Maine Public's Morning Edition host Irwin Gratz to run through the results is Maine Public's State House Bureau Chief and Chief Political Correspondent Steve Mistler.

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Mainers have approved a pair of bond proposals for transportation projects and to boost high-speed internet.

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Aided by backing from national Democrats and aligned interest groups, Maine House Speaker Sara Gideon won Tuesday’s Democratic U.S. Senate primary over state house lobbyist Betsy Sweet and Saco attorney Bre Kidman.

Maine's first election in the pandemic era went pretty smoothly, thanks in large part to voters' willingness to vote by mail or absentee.

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As he does every election, Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap has spent the day visiting polling places and answering questions from voters. Maine Public's Senior Political Correspondent Mal Leary caught up with Dunlap at the Augusta Civic Center to ask him about election safety and voter turnout during the pandemic.