Upcoming Elections

Special Election for State Representative District 124 – March 12, 2019

A vacancy was created in State Representative District 124 when Aaron M. Frey, who was elected to the House of Representatives on November 6, 2018, declined to take the oath of office after having subsequently been elected Attorney General.  On January 3, 2019, the Governor issued a Proclamation declaring the vacancy and setting March 12, 2019, as the date for the Special Election.  The filing deadline for candidates to be listed on the ballot was January 18, 2019.  Write-in candidates must file a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy by January 25, 2019. No write-in candidates filed a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy by the January 25, 2019 deadline.

List of Candidates Absentee Ballot Application

Special Election for State Representative District 52 – April 2, 2019

A vacancy was created in State Representative District 52 when Jennifer DeChant, who was elected to the House of Representatives on November 6, 2018, resigned on February 1, 2019.  On February 7, 2019, the Governor issued a Proclamation declaring the vacancy and setting April 2, 2019, as the date for the Special Election.  The filing deadline for candidates to be listed on the ballot was February 22, 2019. No write-in candidates filed a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy by the March 1, 2019 deadline.

List of Candidates Absentee Ballot Application

Potential Referendum Election - November 5, 2019

Referendum Elections are held to provide Maine’s citizens an opportunity to vote on People’s Veto Referenda, Direct Initiatives of Legislation (i.e. Citizen Initiatives), Bond Issues, other referenda proposed by the Legislature, and Constitutional Amendments.  Referendum elections are an important part of the heritage of public participation in Maine.

During the current Legislative session, the 129th Legislature may send one or more ballot issues to the November ballot. The deadline for Citizen's Initiatives to be submitted for the 2019 Referendum ballot is January 24, 2019. 


Ranked-choice Voting (RCV)

Ranked-choice voting was used in the 2018 Primary and General elections. Visit our RCV Resources page for more information about ranked-choice voting, including Frequently Asked Questions and sample ballots.


Election Security

A message about Elections Security from Sec. Matthew Dunlap


Campaign Signs Guidance

Guidance from the Maine Department of Transportation on Campaign Signs - .pdf