We are watching the open governor’s seat and the state Senate, where we only need to flip one seat for control of the chamber.
Impact on ME
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How Redistricting Happened in Maine
The following timeline is a high-level overview outlining major redistricting events and activity in the state of Maine over the last 10 years.
Census data delivered to Maine.
Changes in Maine’s redistricting laws moved the redistricting timeline from 2013 to 2011.
A bipartisan advisory commission recommended the Democratic-proposed map to the legislature; the Republican-controlled legislature responded to open process by adopting a bipartisan map with nearly unanimous approval.
Republican Governor Paul LePage signed the bipartisan map into law.
Know the Races that Impact Redistricting
We are watching the governor’s race and the state Senate.
1 Know the Decision Makers
Each state is different when it comes to the redistricting process. Knowing who they are and when to vote for them is the key to creating a fairer redistricting process. Both the congressional and state legislative lines in Maine are drawn by:
Vote for candidates who will unrig the system. We will have a list of candidates we are supporting later in the year.
Primary Election Date: June 12, 2018
General Election Date: November 6, 2018
Get Involved in Maine Today
The fight to fix gerrymandering is right now—and we need your help Maine! Here’s what you can do:
Join Organizing for ‘18
The National Democratic Redistricting Committee and Organizing for Action (OFA) launched a partnership to build a more fair democracy by strategically targeting legislative chambers, governorships, and ballot initiatives that will be critical in determining how maps are drawn after the 2020 Census.
Join a Local OFA Chapter
Alongside the National Redistricting Action Fund (an NDRC affiliate), OFA is engaging with activists and volunteers to help educate people about gerrymandering and involve them in the process of fixing a badly rigged political system.
Attend Events Near You
The National Democratic Redistricting Committee and MobilizeAmerica have teamed up to bring you the highest-impact volunteer opportunities in Maine to help elect Democrats up and down the ticket — and bring an end to Republican gerrymandering.
You can register to vote for the general election in Maine up until October 16, 2018.