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1 2013 elections
1.1 Special elections
1.2 State Senate
2 Important voting information
2.2 Voting absentee
2.3 Voting early
3 Elections Performance Index
4 See also
5 References


Maine election information for 2013 is listed below.

On the 2013 ballot
No regularly scheduled elections in Maine.
Exceptions include special elections.
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2013 elections

Special elections

There is one special election scheduled in 2013 for the state of Maine.

State Senate

State Senate District 19

See also: Maine state legislative special elections, 2013

Sen. Seth Goodall (D) resigned on July 8 to serve as New England District Representative of the Small Business Association. A special election has been called for August 27, which Eloise Vitelli won. Major parties had until July 31 to file a nomination for the ballot.[1][2]

Related: See election information here.

Voting in Maine

See also: Voting in Maine
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Important voting information

  • Maine uses a closed primary system, meaning voters must register with a party to be able to vote in their primary election.
  • You can register to vote at your town office or city hall, through any Motor Vehicle branch office, in most state & federal social service agencies, or at voter registration drives. You can also register by mail. There is no deadline for voter registration if done in person. If registering by mail, the deadline is on the 21st day prior to the election.[3]
  • As of May 2015, Maine is one of 30 states that have not implemented full online voter registration.

Voting absentee

See also: Absentee voting by state

For information about eligibility, deadlines, military and overseas voting and updates to the voting laws in Maine, please visit our absentee voting by state page.

Voting early

See also: Early voting

Maine is one of 33 states (plus the District of Columbia) that permits some form of early voting. Early voting begins as soon as ballots are made available and ends the day before Election Day.[4]

Elections Performance Index

See also: Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index

Maine ranked 14th out of the 50 states and District of Columbia in the Pew Charitable Trusts' Elections Performance Index (EPI), based on the 2012 elections. The EPI examines election administration performance and assigns an average percentage score based on 17 indicators of election performance. These indicators were chosen in order to determine both the convenience and integrity of these three phases of an election: registration, voting and counting. Maine received an overall score of 69 percent.[5]

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