Maine

In the 2018 election, Democrat Janet Mills succeeded Republican Paul LePage. Democrats also flipped the Maine state Senate to break the Republican trifecta.

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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.

2011

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

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:

  • Governor
  • State Senate
  • State House

2 Know Your State Legislature

Maine Lower Chamber
89

Democratic-held
seats

57

Republican-held
seats

7 Held by a third or unaffiliated party

Maine Upper Chamber
21

Democratic-held
seats

14

Republican-held
seats

3 Register to Vote

Register to vote in Maine

You can also confirm that you are already registered to vote.

4 Vote

Get Involved in Maine Today

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

You can register to vote for the general election in Maine up until .

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