Maine elections, 2012

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Contents
1 2012 Elections
2 Eligibility to Vote
2.1 Primary election
2.2 General election
3 Voting absentee
3.1 Eligibility
3.2 Deadlines
3.3 Military and overseas voting
4 Voting early
5 See also
6 References

The state of Maine held elections in 2012. Below are the dates of note:

On the 2012 ballot Click here for all
November 6, 2012
Election Results
U.S. Senate (1 seat) Approveda Preview Article
U.S. House (2 seats) Approveda
State Executives Defeatedd N/A
State Senate (35 seats) Approveda Preview Article
State House (151 seats) Approveda
Ballot measures (

5 measures)

Approveda Preview Article Pending

2012 Elections

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For election results in the 50 states, see our November 6, 2012 election results page

Elections by type

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See also: United States Senate elections in Maine, 2012
U.S. Senate, Maine General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngAngus King 51.1% 370,580
     Democratic Cynthia Dill 12.8% 92,900
     Republican Charles Summers 29.7% 215,399
     Libertarian Andrew Ian Dodge 0.8% 5,624
     Independent Danny Francis Dalton 0.8% 5,807
     Independent Stephen Woods 1.4% 10,289
     N/A Blank Votes 3.3% 24,121
Total Votes 724,720
Source: Maine Secretary of State "United States Senate Election Results"

See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2012

Heading into the election, Republicans maintained partisan control in the state senate.

Maine State Senate
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 15 21
     Republican Party 19 13
     Independent 1 1
Total 35 35


See also: Maine House of Representatives elections, 2012

Heading into the election, Republicans maintained partisan control in the state house.

Maine House of Representatives
Party As of November 5, 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 71 86
     Republican Party 77 61
     Independent 1 4
     Non-voting 2 2
     Vacancy 2 0
Total 153 153


See also: Maine 2012 ballot measures
Type Title Subject Description Result
IndISS Question 1 Marriage Would legalize same-sex marriage in the state. Approveda
LRSS Question 2 Bond issues $11 million bond for higher education in order to expand the state's community college system. Defeatedd
LRSS Question 3 Bond issues One of two measures that would allow for a bond for water and sewer projects in the state. Approveda
LRSS Question 4 Bond issues Allow for a $51 million transportation bond, most of it to pay for road and bridge repairs in the state. Approveda
LRSS Question 5 Bond issues One of two measures that would allow for a bond for water and sewer projects in the state. Approveda

Eligibility to Vote

Maine

Primary election

See also: Voting in the 2012 primary elections

Maine is one of 21 states to use a strictly closed primary system. Voters could register the day of the election. However, the caucuses were closed. (Information about registering to vote)

General election

See also: Voting in the 2012 general elections

The deadline to register to vote is 21 days prior to the election day, which in 2012 was October 16.[1]

  • Voter ID info
  • Residency requirements: Have established and maintain a residence in the municipality[2]
  • Same-day registration: Yes[3]

Voting absentee

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See also: Absentee Voting

Eligibility

All voters are eligible to vote absentee in Maine. There are no special eligibility requirements for voting absentee.[4]

Deadlines

To vote absentee, an absentee ballot application must be received by the election office no earlier than three months prior to the election and no later than the third business day before the election. A returned absentee ballot must then be received by the elections office by 8 p.m. on election day.[4]

Military and overseas voting

For full details, visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program here.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Maine is one of 33 states that has early voting with no specific requirements as to who can vote early. Early voting begins as soon as ballots are made available and ends the day before election day.[5]

See also

References