The Green Papers: Off Year Election 2001

Copyright Maine
Governor:1(Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms)
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
2000 Representatives:2(0.46% of 435)
2002 Representatives:2(0.46% of 435)
1990 Census: 1,227,928(0.49% of 248,765,170)
2000 Census: 1,277,731(0.45% of 281,998,273)
Registered Voters (Nov 98):882,329
Estimated Voting age population (Jan 98):957,000 
Tuesday, November 6, 2001 Polls Close: 8 PM EST (0100 UTC)
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Governor  Term limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms, Current Governors  

 Independent  Governor Angus S. King
First elected: 1994; re-elected: 1998
Chair up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002. (The current Governor is affected by a term limit and CANNOT run in the next election for Governor).

Senate  6-year term, Current Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1Republican  Senator Olympia J. Snowe
First elected: 1994; re-elected 2000
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 7, 2006.

Class 2Republican  Senator Susan M. Collins
First elected: 1996
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002.

House of Representatives  2 year term, Current House  
Partisan Composition: 2 Democrats

CD 1Democrat  Congressman Thomas H. Allen
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002.

CD 2Democrat  Congressman John E. Baldacci
Seat up for election: Tuesday, November 5, 2002.

Congressional District

Maine has 16 Counties and 2 Congressional Districts: 15 counties are wholly within a congressional district; only one county is split between the state's 2 congressional districts.

UNDIVIDED COUNTIES (those wholly within one Congressional District):

  • CD # 1: Cumberland, Knox, Lincoln, Sagadahoc and York
  • CD # 2: Androscoggin, Aroostook, Franklin, Hancock, Oxford, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Somerset, Waldo and Washington

Only Kennebec County is divided between CDs 1 and 2: the Towns of Monmouth and Wayne in western Kennebec County and the Towns of Albion and China- along with the unorganized territory of Unity- in eastern Kennebec County are in CD # 2. The remainder of Kennebec County (the central portion of the county) lies in CD # 1.