Maine

Ahead of the 2018 elections, Republicans in Maine controlled the governorship and the state Senate. With the support of the NDRC, Democrats in Maine won the governor’s race and flipped the state Senate, assuring a seat at the table for the 2021 redistricting process. Democrat Janet Mills won the governor’s race with 50.6% of the vote and will become the first female governor of Maine.

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Redistricting 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.

2018

With the support of the NDRC, Democrat Janet Mills won the governor’s race with 50.6% of the vote and will become the first female governor of Maine.

Democrats flipped the state Senate, assuring a seat at the table for the 2021 redistricting process.

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.

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