The Green Papers: Maine 2020 General Election
 
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Elections for Statewide offices and Congress
Primary: Tuesday 9 June 2020 (presumably)
General Election: Tuesday 3 November 2020 (presumably)
Monday 16 March 2020 (presumably) - Filing Deadline - Primary.
June 2020 (presumably) - Filing Deadline - Independent.
Tuesday 9 June 2020 (presumably) - 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 3 November 2020 (presumably) - General Election. Polling hours reportedly 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 2020 Presidential Primaries, Caucuses, and Conventions:
Democrats   Republicans

           

U.S. Senate  6 year term. No Term Limit. 116th 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); re-elected: 2018.
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 5 November 2024
 Candidate list (1)
  Candidate Independent     Senator  Angus Stanley King, Jr.
FEC S2ME00109
 
18 January 2019: Senator Angus Stanley King, Jr. announced that he has prostate cancer and the prognosis is good.

Class 2
Seat up for regular election
Republican Senator  Susan M. Collins
First elected: 1996; re-elected: 2002, 2008, 2014
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (6)
  Candidate Democratic     Michael P. Bunker
FEC S0ME00061
  Candidate Democratic     Bre "Bee Kay" Kidman
FEC S0ME00087
  Candidate Democratic     Betsy Sweet
FEC S0ME00103
  Candidate Republican     Senator  Susan M. Collins
FEC S6ME00159; 31 Mar 19; Tot $1,522,657; Dsb $342,571
  Candidate Republican     Derek Allen Levasseur
FEC S0ME00095
  Candidate Independent     Danielle Ravyn VanHelsing
FEC S0ME00079; 31 Mar 19; Tot $0; Dsb $0

Governor  4 year term, Election Cycle: 2018, 2022. Term Limit: 2 consecutive 4-year terms. GOVERNOR is the only Statewide elected officer, All Governors

  Democratic Governor  Janet T. Mills
First elected: 2018
Chair up for regular election: Tuesday 8 November 2022
The current Governor is unaffected by the State's term limit.

116th U.S. House of Representatives  2-year term. Election Cycle 2020, 2021. No Term Limit. 116th House
Partisan Composition (primary disposition):
2 Democratic (2 Undetermined)

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 1
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Chellie M. Pingree
First elected: 2008
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Chellie M. Pingree
FEC H8ME01120; 31 Mar 19; Tot $26,455; Dsb $18,546

Incumbent - 116th Congress
CD 2
Seat up for regular election
Democratic Congressman  Jared F. Golden
First elected: 2018
Seat up for regular election: Tuesday 3 November 2020
 Candidate list (1) - 117th Congress
  Candidate Democratic     Congressman  Jared F. Golden
FEC H8ME02185; 31 Mar 19; Tot $261,490; Dsb $94,227
 

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   Those parties which received electoral votes through winning a plurality of a state's [or the District of Columbia's] popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Democratic (affiliates): 3 incumbents, 5 candidates
  Republican: 1 incumbent, 2 candidates
Major Third Parties   Any Party, other than a Major Party, receiving a minimum of 15/100ths of 1 percent of the nationwide popular vote in any presidential election between 1984 and 2016. See Classification of Political parties.
  Green Independent (affiliate of Green)
  Libertarian
Other Third Parties
  Christian Liberty
  Justice Party
  Right to Life
  Unity
Independents
  Independent: 1 incumbent, 2 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.

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

Constitution   Links to State Constitutions
  Constitution of Maine
Election Authority
  Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions
  Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics
  Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices
Legislature   Links to State Legislatures
  Maine House of Representatives
  Maine Revised Statutes
  Maine State Legislature
Democratic
  Maine Democratic Party
  Maine Senate Democrats
Republican
  Maine Republican Party
Third Party
  Christian Liberty Party of Maine (February 2012: no longer active)
  Justice Party of Maine
  Libertarian Party of Maine
  Maine Green Independent Party
  Maine Greens (Green Independent)
  Maine Right to Life Committee
  The Unity Party of Maine
Media & others
  Bangor Daily News
  Journal Tribune - York County - Biddeford - Sanford
  Kennebec Journal
  Maine Public Broadcasting Network
  Maine Today
  Politics1.com - Maine
  State & Capitol - Gardiner
  Sun Journal - Lewiston
  The Cape Courier - Cape Elizabeth
  The Ellsworth American
  The Lincoln County News
  The Times Record - Bath - Brunswick
  WABI TV - CBS - Bangor
  WAGM TV - CBS - Prewsque Isle
  WCSH TV - NBC - Portland
  WGME TV - CBS - Portland
  WLBZ NBC - Bangor
  WMTW TV - ABC - Auburn
  WVII TV - ABC / WFVX TV - Fox - Bangor

 


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