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Nicknamed "the Pine Tree State," Maine is located in the New England region of the Northeastern United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, New Hampshire, Quebec and New Brunswick. Maine is home to Acadia National Park.

The Constitution of Maine is the basic governing document of the state of Maine. It structures Maine's state government and is composed of three equal branches — the executive, legislative and judicial branches. Maine has two members of the U.S. Senate, two members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 153 members of the House of Representatives and 35 members of the State Senate.

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2015 elections in Maine

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Voting in Maine

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External resources for the State of Maine

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Note: The links above reflect information provided by the state elections authority website as of 9/10/2013. Depending on how many voter services are available, some links may be missing (**). If you would like to nominate a new link for inclusion in the table, send an email to

National politics in Maine

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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Angus King
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IndependentU.S. Senate, Maine 2013January 3, 2019November 2018Link
Susan Collins
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Maine 1997January 3, 2021November 2020Link

Flag of the United States.png Current members of the U.S. House of Representatives

Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:
Bruce Poliquin
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Republican PartyDistrict 2 2015January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link
Chellie Pingree
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Democratic PartyDistrict 1 2009January 3, 2017November 8, 2016Link

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The Pine Tree State
Capital:   Augusta
Motto:   Dirigo
Translation:   I direct
Population:   1.33 million
Area of state:   35,385 sq. mi.
Admitted to U.S.:   1820
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