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<h2 style="margin:0; background:#E0F2F7; font-size:180%; font-weight:bold; border:1px solid #0047AB; text-align:center; color: black; padding:0.2em 0.4em;"><br>'''Welcome to Maine on Ballotpedia!'''<br><br></h2><br>
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<p align="justify">''The Maine Constitution structures Maine's state government, composed of three co-equal branches—the executive, legislative, and judicial branches. Nicknamed the "Pine Tree State," the state of Maine is located in the New England region in the northeastern area of the United States. Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, New Hampshire, Quebec and New Brunswick, Maine is both the northernmost and easternmost part of New England. Known for its seafood and scenery, Maine is home to Acadia National Park. Currently, Maine has two members of the U.S. Senate, two members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 153 members of the Maine House of Representatives and 35 members of the Maine State Senate. As of September 2013, Maine is one of 13 states that is under divided government and does not have a state government trifecta.''</p></td></tr>
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<td><center>''[[Maine elections, 2013|No regularly scheduled elections in Maine.]]<br/>Exceptions include special elections.<br/><hr>'''[[Portal:Elections|Find current U.S. election news and links here]].'''''</center></td></tr></table>
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<td><center>[[Voting in Maine|Important voting information]]  •<br>  [[Absentee voting#Absentee voting|Absentee voting]]  •  [[Early voting#Early voting|Early voting]]  •  [[State Blue Books|Blue Book]]  <br>  [[Redistricting in Maine|Redistricting]]  •  [[Maine vote fraud|Vote fraud]] <hr>''For more information on voting in Maine,'' '''''[[Voting in Maine|click here]].'''''<br></center></td></tr></table>
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<h2 style="margin:0; background:#0047AB; font-size:150%; font-weight:bold; border:1px solid #0047AB; text-align:center; color:white; padding:0.2em 0.4em;">'''National politics in Maine'''</h2><br>
  
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'''State executives'''<br>
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[[Governor of Maine|Governor]] •
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[[Maine Attorney General|Attorney General]] •
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[[Maine Secretary of State|Secretary of State]] •
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[[Maine Treasurer|Treasurer]] •
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[[Maine State Auditor|State Auditor]] •
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[[Maine Commissioner of Education|Commissioner of Education]] •
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[[Maine Superintendent of Insurance|Superintendent of Insurance]] •
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[[Maine Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry|Commissioner of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry]] •
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[[Maine Commissioner of Labor|Commissioner of Labor]] •
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[[Maine Public Utilities Commission|Chairman of Public Utilities]]
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'''State legislature'''<br>
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<center>{{Congdelegationlists|Chamber=Senate|State=Maine}}</center>
[[Maine State Legislature|State Legislature]]
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[[Maine House of Representatives|House of Representatives]] •
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[[Maine Senate|Senate]]
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'''Other'''<br>
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<center>{{Congdelegationlists|Chamber=House|State=Maine}}</center>
[[Maine Constitution|Constitution]] •
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[[Maine Supreme Court|Supreme Court]]
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<h6 style="margin:0; background:#0047AB; font-size:125%; font-weight:bold; border:1px solid #0047AB; text-align:center; color:white; padding:0.2em 0.4em;">'''About the U.S. Congress'''</h6><br>
  
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• [[Special elections to the 113th United States Congress (2013-2014)|2013-2014 Special Congressional elections]]<br>
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• [[United States Congress elections, 2014|2014 Congressional elections]]<br>
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• [[United States Senate elections, 2014|2014 U.S. Senate elections]]<br>
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• [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives|Do you know the staff salaries of your U.S. Congress member?]]<br>
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• [[List of U.S. Congress incumbents not running for re-election in 2012|List of incumbents who are retired]]<br>
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[[Androscoggin County, Maine ballot measures|Androscoggin]] • [[Aroostook County, Maine ballot measures|Aroostook]] • [[Cumberland County, Maine ballot measures|Cumberland]] • [[Franklin County, Maine ballot measures|Franklin]] • [[Hancock County, Maine ballot measures|Hancock]] •  [[Kennebec County, Maine ballot measures|Kennebec]] •  [[Knox County, Maine ballot measures|Knox]] • [[Lincoln County, Maine ballot measures|Lincoln]] •  [[Oxford County, Maine ballot measures|Oxford]] •  [[Penobscot County, Maine ballot measures|Penobscot]] • [[Piscataquis County, Maine ballot measures|Piscataquis]] •  [[Sagadahoc County, Maine ballot measures|Sagadahoc]] • [[Somerset County, Maine ballot measures|Somerset]] •  [[Waldo County, Maine ballot measures|Waldo]] •  [[Washington County, Maine ballot measures|Washington]] • [[York County, Maine ballot measures|York]]
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<center>[[Maine state budget|State budget]] • [[Maine public pensions|Public pensions]]<br>[[Maine Constitution|State Constitution]] • [[Maine Supreme Court|State Supreme Court]] • [[Laws governing ballot measures in Maine]] • [[Laws governing recall]] • [[Laws governing local ballot measures in Maine|Laws governing local measures]] • [[Laws governing the initiative process]] • [[Campaign finance requirements for Maine ballot measures|Campaign finance requirements]]<br><br></center>
  
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* [[Portal:Congress|Congress]] ([[United States Senate elections in Maine, 2012|2012 U.S. Senate]] & [[United States House of Representatives elections in Maine, 2012|House elections]])
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* [[Maine State Legislature|State legislature]] ([[Maine State Senate elections, 2012|2012 Senate]] & [[Maine House of Representatives elections, 2012|House elections]])
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* [[List of Maine ballot measures|State ballot measures]] ([[Maine 2013 ballot measures|2013]])
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* [[Local ballot measures, Maine|Local ballot measures]]
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* [[Redistricting in Maine]]
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* [[School bond and tax elections in Maine|School district bond issues]]
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* [[Maine vote fraud|Vote fraud]]
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* [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States]]
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** [[Ballotpedia:Who Runs the States, Maine|Maine Results]]
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* [[Public financing of campaigns#Maine|Public Financing of Campaigns]]
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* [[Laws governing ballot measures in Maine]]
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* [[History of Initiative & Referendum in Maine|State history of initiatives and referendum]]
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[[Maine Treasurer|Treasurer]] [[Maine Commissioner of Education|Commissioner of Education]] • [[Maine State Auditor|State Auditor]]<br>
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The Maine Constitution structures Maine's state government, composed of three co-equal branches—the executive, legislative, and judicial branches. Nicknamed the "Pine Tree State," the state of Maine is located in the New England region in the northeastern area of the United States. Bordered by the Atlantic Ocean, New Hampshire, Quebec and New Brunswick, Maine is both the northernmost and easternmost part of New England. Known for its seafood and scenery, Maine is home to Acadia National Park. Currently, Maine has two members of the U.S. Senate, two members of the U.S. House of Representatives, 153 members of the Maine House of Representatives and 35 members of the Maine State Senate. As of September 2013, Maine is one of 13 states that is under divided government and does not have a state government trifecta.

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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
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IndependentU.S. Senate, Maine 2013January 3, 2019November 2018LinkOlympia Snowe (R)
Susan Collins
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Republican PartyU.S. Senate, Maine 1997January 3, 2015 November 4, 2014LinkWilliam S. Cohen (R)


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Name:Party:Position:Assumed Office:Term Ends:Next Election:Official Website:Predecessor:
Chellie Pingree
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Democratic PartyDistrict 1 2009January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkTom Allen (D)
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Democratic PartyDistrict 2 2003January 3, 2015November 4, 2014LinkJohn E. Baldacci (D)


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The structure of the Maine judicial system is laid out in the Maine Constitution. The state court system is made up of the Maine Supreme Judicial Court, the Maine Superior Court, the Maine District Courts, the Maine Family Division, the Drug Court, the Maine Small Claims Court, the Maine Business and Consumer Court and the Maine Probate Courts.


The federal court system is made up of the United States bankruptcy court, District of Maine, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maine and is part of the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit.

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