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Maine elections, 2013

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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.
U.S. Senate Defeatedd
U.S. House Defeatedd
State Executives Defeatedd
State Senate Approveda
State House Defeatedd
Ballot measures Approveda
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November 5, 2013
Election Results

2013 elections

Special elections

There are both special and regular elections scheduled in 2013 for the state of Maine.

Elections by type


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.

Statewide ballot measures in Maine

See also: Maine 2013 ballot measures

Five statewide ballot questions were certified for the November 5, 2013 ballot in the state of Maine.

The petition drive deadline for proposed ballot initiatives was January 24, 2013. According to the Maine Secretary of State's office, when contacted by Ballotpedia, no initiatives filed petitions by the deadline. A total of three initiatives were in circulation.

Maine's state legislative session began December 5, 2012. Its statutory adjournment date was June 19, 2013, however the session was actually adjourned on July 10, 2013.[3] One special legislative session was held on Thursday, August 29, 2013. During this special session, the legislature approved all five of the bond issues for the 2013 ballot.[4] On August 30, 2013, Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap and Attorney General Janet Mills determined the order of the bond questions for the November 2013 ballot by selecting the measures at random.[5]

November 5, 2013:

Type Title Subject Description Result
LRSS Question 1 Bond issues $14,000,000 bond for maintenance and improvement projects for Maine Army National Guard readiness centers Approveda
LRSS Question 2 Bond issues $15,500,000 bond to update and improve University of Maine system facilities Approveda
LRSS Question 3 Bond issues $100,000,000 transportation bond to match an estimated to match an estimated $154,000,000 in federal and other funds Approveda
LRSS Question 4 Bond issues $4,500,000 bond for a public-private partnership for a new science facility at the Maine Maritime Academy Approveda
LRSS Question 5 Bond issues $15,500,000 bond to upgrade buildings in the Maine Community College system Approveda
Related: 2013 ballot measures

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.[6]
  • As of April 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.[7]

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.[8]

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