Maine

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.

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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

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:

  • Governor
  • State Senate
  • State House

2 Know Your State Legislature

Maine Lower Chamber
74

Democratic-held
seats

70

Republican-held
seats

7 Held by a third or unaffiliated party

Maine Upper Chamber
17

Democratic-held
seats

18

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

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.

Register
to Vote