The Green Papers: Maine 2016 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
✓ Primary: Tuesday 14 June 2016
✓ General Election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Tuesday 14 June 2016 - Primary. Polling hours reportedly 6:00a-8:00p EDT (1000-0000 UTC). Voting places open between 6:00a Eastern Time and 10:00a Eastern Time depending on the size of the town.
Tuesday 8 November 2016 - General Election. Polling hours 6:00a-8:00p EST (1100-0100 UTC). Voting places open between 6:00a Eastern Time and 10:00a Eastern Time depending on the size of the town.
 
Senators:2(Electoral Classes 1 and 2)
Governor:1 
2010 Census:1,333,074 (0.43% of 309,785,186)
2012, 2016, 2020 Electoral Votes:4(0.74% of 538)
2012-2020 Representatives:2(0.46% of 435)
Capital:Augusta
 

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Maine State and Local Government

Maine 2016 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans


Maine has three qualified parties: Democratic, Green Independent, and Republican.


List of Candidates who have filed for the June 14, 2016 Primary Election from the Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions.


14 June 2016 primary results from
AP
Politico.


General Election from the Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions.

List of polling places [.pdf format] with poll opening times.


8 November 2016 returns from the Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions.

 
           

President  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2020, 2024. Term Limit: No more than 2 4-year terms in a lifetime. Electors: 4 (The candidate receiving the greatest number of votes statewide receives 2 electors. The candidate receiving the greatest number of votes in each of the 2 Congressional Districts receives that district's elector.), How Appointed, Meeting Place, Duly Appointed Presidential Electors, List of Presidential Candidates by State, List of Presidential Candidates.
Up for election in 2016
 Candidate list (4, 5 write-ins)
  Candidate Democratic 357,735 46.35% former Secretary of State Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton
for Vice President: Virginia Senator Timothy Michael "Tim" Kaine
(3 Electoral Votes)
FEC P00003392; 28 Nov 16; Tot $583,217,328; Dsb $582,378,679
  Candidate Republican 335,593 43.48% Donald John Trump, Sr.
for Vice President: Indiana Governor Michael R. "Mike" Pence
(1 Electoral Vote)
FEC P80001571; 28 Nov 16; Tot $341,062,859; Dsb $333,457,857
  Candidate Libertarian 38,105 4.94% former Governor New Mexico Gary Earl Johnson
for Vice President: former Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts William F. "Bill" Weld
FEC P20002671; 28 Nov 16; Tot $11,670,597; Dsb $11,505,633
  Candidate Scattering 23,965 3.10% BLANK
  Candidate Green Independent 14,251 1.85% Jill E. Stein
for Vice President: Ajamu Baraka
FEC P20003984; 28 Nov 16; Tot $9,485,845; Dsb $5,315,546
  Candidate Write-in; (Courage Character Service) 1,887 0.24% David Evan "Evan" McMullin
for Vice President: Nathan Daniel Johnson
FEC P60022654; 28 Nov 16; Tot $1,634,839; Dsb $1,618,074
  Candidate Write-in; (Constitution) 333 0.04% Darrell Lane Castle
for Vice President: Scott N. Bradley
FEC P60021102; 28 Nov 16; Tot $71,876; Dsb $67,084
  Candidate Write-in; (It's Our Children) 16 0.00% Laurence J. "Larry" Kotlikoff
for Vice President: Edward Emery "Ed" Leamer
FEC P20004511
  Candidate Write-in 7 0.00% Cherunda Lynn Fox
for Vice President: Roger Matthew Kushner

 

The candidate who receives the greatest number of votes statewide receives 2 electors. The candidate who receives the greatest number of votes in each Congressional District receives that district's elector.

  Clinton Trump Johnson Stein McMullin Castle Kotlikoff Fox
District 1 212,774 154,384 18,592 7,563 807 203 6 0
District 2 144,817 181,177 19,510 6,685 1,080 130 10 7
Statewide 357,735 335,593 38,105 14,251 1,887 333 16 7

There were 184 votes cast for President and Vice President by Uniformed Service or Overseas voters that were not tallied according to a Congressional district. Therefore, the votes are included in the At-Large totals, but not in the separate totals by Congressional District.

Source: STATE OF MAINE - Certificate of Ascertainment of Electors.


FEC P60005303; 28 Oct 16; Tot $36,288; Dsb $36,288
Total 771,892 100.00%  

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 114th Senate  Senate Electoral Classes

Class 1 Independent Senator Angus Stanley King, Jr.
First elected: 2012 as an Independent (announced that he will caucus with the Democrats 14 November 2012 and again on 5 November 2014)
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
22 June 2015: Senator Angus King announced the he has been diagnosed prostate cancer and does not expect it to interfere with this duties. He plans to run for re-election in 2018.
 ** Uncontested Race **
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Independent     Senator Angus Stanley King, Jr.
FEC S2ME00109

Class 2 Republican Senator  Susan M. Collins
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002, 2008, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2014, 2018. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer, All Governors

  Republican Governor  Paul R. LePage
First elected: 2010; re-elected: 2014
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 6 November 2018
The current Governor is affected by a term limit and cannot run for re-election.
Open Chair

114th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2016, 2018. No Term Limit. 114th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
1 Democratic (1 Renominated);
1 Republican (1 Renominated)

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Chellie M. Pingree
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 14 June 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2, 2 write-ins) - 115th Congress
  Elected Democratic 227,546 55.92% Congressman  Chellie M. Pingree
FEC H8ME01120; 28 Nov 16; Tot $606,688; Dsb $280,038
  Candidate Republican 164,569 40.44% Mark Irving Holbrook
FEC H6ME01207; 28 Nov 16; Tot $103,170; Dsb $99,914
  Candidate Scattering 14,551 3.58% BLANK
  Candidate Write-in; (Libertarian) 276 0.07% James J. "Jim" Bouchard
FEC H6ME01231
Total 406,942 100.00%  

Incumbent - 114th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Congressman Bruce L. Poliquin
• Re-elected Tuesday 8 November 2016
First elected: 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2016
Renominated - 14 June 2016 Primary
 Candidate list (2, 2 write-ins) - 115th Congress
  Elected Republican 192,878 52.86% Congressman Bruce L. Poliquin
FEC H4ME02234; 28 Nov 16; Tot $3,375,549; Dsb $3,369,149
  Candidate Democratic 159,081 43.60% former state Senator Emily Ann Cain
FEC H4ME02200; 28 Nov 16; Tot $3,512,864; Dsb $3,461,565
  Candidate Scattering 12,703 3.48% BLANK
  Candidate Write-in; (Independent) 224 0.06% Jay Parker Dresser
FEC H6ME02130
Total 364,886 100.00%  
 

Political Parties    Parties appear in parenthesis and italics when a candidate receives the endorsement of a given Party and/or official sources indicate a candidate's association with a particular Party but only where the Party in question does not appear on the actual ballot as such.

Major Parties
  Democratic (affiliates): 1 incumbent, 3 candidates
  Republican: 3 incumbents, 3 candidates
Major Third Parties
  Constitution (affiliates): 1 candidate
  Green Independent (affiliate of Green): 1 candidate
  Libertarian: 2 candidates
Other Third Parties
  Christian Liberty
  Courage Character Service: 1 candidate
  It's Our Children: 1 candidate
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 1 incumbent, 2 candidates
Write-in/Scattered/otherwise not readily classifiable
  Scattering: 3 candidates
  Write-in: 6 candidates
 
Candidates running under the banner of more than one party are counted towards each party's total. A candidate who has lost a primary or is apparently no longer a candidate is not counted.

Notes

Candidates for office appear on this page in italics where 'The Green Papers' does not yet have independent confirmation from a legal election authority that the person has been officially certified to appear on the ballot.

"Apparently not a candidate" indicates that someone we once listed as a candidate for an elective office will not, in fact, be running for that office (primarily because said candidate is not listed on an official ballot provided by a jurisdiction's election authorities, where that candidate has not previously withdrawn his/her candidacy or otherwise indicated no longer [or even ever] being a candidate for that office).

Primary dates marked "presumably" and polling times marked "reportedly" are based on unofficial or estimated data (especially as regards local variations from a jurisdictionwide statutory and/or regulatory standard) and are, thereby, subject to change.

"FEC" indicates the Federal Election Commission (FEC) Campaign Finance Summary.

When available, we post each candidate's FEC identification number, the date of their most recently filed Report of Receipts and Disbursements, their "Tot" [Total Receipts (contributions received or what came in: FEC Form 3, Line 16, Column B)] and their "Dsb" [Total Disbursements (expenditures or what was spent: FEC Form 3, Line 23, Column B)]. A link is provided to the Federal Election Commission's Summary Report for those who might wish to explore the details.

If a candidate raises or spends $5,000 or less, he or she is not subject to FEC reporting requirements.


Links Links to other web sites

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Election Authority
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Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
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  Maine Revised Statutes
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Democratic
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Republican
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Third Party
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  Justice Party of Maine
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  The Unity Party of Maine
Media & others
  As Maine Goes
  Journal Tribune - York County - Biddeford - Sanford
  Kennebec Journal
  Maine Public Broadcasting Network
  Maine Today
  Politics1.com - Maine
  Sun Journal - Lewiston
  The Cape Courier - Cape Elizabeth
  The Ellsworth American
  The Lincoln County News
  The Times Record - Bath - Brunswick
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  WCSH TV - NBC - Portland
  WGME TV - CBS - Portland
  WLBZ NBC - Bangor
  WMTW TV - ABC - Auburn
  WVII TV - ABC / WFVX TV - Fox - Bangor
  www.Maine.com - Gray

 


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