Upcoming Elections

Special Election for State Representative District 45 – June 11, 2019

A vacancy was created in State Representative District 45 when Dale Denno, who was elected to the House of Representatives on November 6, 2018, resigned on March 27, 2019.  On March 28, 2019, the Governor issued a Proclamation declaring the vacancy and setting June 11, 2019, as the date for the Special Election.  The filing deadline for candidates to be listed on the ballot was April 18, 2019. No write-in candidates filed a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy by the April 25, 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