Maine elections, 2012

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Maine

The state of Maine is holding elections in 2012. Here are the dates of note:

What's on the Maine Ballot in 2012
U.S. Senate (1 seat) Approveda
U.S. House (2 seats) Approveda
State Executives Defeatedd
State Senate (35 seats) Approveda
State House (151 seats) Approveda
Ballot measures (

5 measures)

Approveda

2012 Elections

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See also: United States Senate elections in Maine, 2012

Olympia Snowe (R) is not running for re-election.

See also: United States House of Representatives elections in Maine, 2012

Currently, Democrats hold a 2-0 edge in the two Congressional districts.

Members of the U.S. House from Maine -- Partisan Breakdown
Party As of November 2012 After the 2012 Election
     Democratic Party 2 2
     Republican Party 0 0
Total 2 2

See also: Maine State Senate elections, 2012

Heading into the election, Republicans maintain 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 maintain 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

Primary election

See also: Voting in the 2012 primary elections

Maine is one of 21 states to use a strictly closed primary system. Voters can register the day of the election. However, the caucuses are 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 will be October 16.[1]

  • Voter ID required: No[2]
  • Residency requirements: Have established and maintain a residence in the municipality [3]
  • Same-day registration: Yes[4]

See also

References