ELECTION NIGHT STORIES
EXPLAINING RANKED-CHOICE VOTING
GOVERNOR OF MAINE
U.S. HOUSE, DISTRICT 1
U.S HOUSE, DISTRICT 2
STATE BALLOT MEASURES
Pat and Don break down Maine elections
(NEWS CENTER Maine) — Today is Election Day, and Maine, a state continually recognized for its high voter turnout — No. 3 of all states in 2016 with nearly 70 percent of eligible voters casting ballots — has four major races to decide: federally, a U.S. Senate seat and two U.S. House seats, featuring incumbents Sen. Angus King (I) and Reps. Chellie Pingree (D) and Bruce Poliquin (R); and statewide, an open gubernatorial seat to replace term-limited Gov. Paul LePage.
Chapter one: RESULTS
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Chapter two: ELECTION NIGHT STORIES
- Janet Mills makes history, elected first female governor of Maine
- Jared Golden: 'People are excited for new leadership'
- Rep. Chellie Pingree wins sixth term in U.S. House
- Sen. Angus King secures U.S. Senate seat for another six years
- Republican Gov. Chris Sununu of New Hampshire wins re-election, defeating Democrat Molly Kelly
- Maine voters reject Question 1, which sought tax to fund home care
- Poll hours at Portland's Italian Heritage Center extended until 9:30 pm
- Heavy voter turnout: 65 percent of eligible Maine voters head to polls in Midterm Elections
- 'Free speech issue' investigated at Farmington polling location
Chapter three: EXPLAINING RANKED-CHOICE VOTING
Here's a summary of what you will see on Maine's ballot, depending, of course, on where you live:
Chapter four: GOVERNOR OF MAINE
☐ Janet Mills (Democratic) - CANDIDATE PROFILE
☐ Shawn Moody (Republican) - CANDIDATE PROFILE
☐ **Alan Caron (independent) - CANDIDATE PROFILE
☐ Terry Hayes (independent) - CANDIDATE PROFILE
- AUDIO | Carrigan & The Candidates: Podcasts with Maine's 3 gubernatorial candidates
- STORY | What you need to know about Maine Governor's race
- STORY | Candidates Q&A on Maine's most pressing issues
- STORY | Janet Mills holds lead over Shawn Moody for Governor in new poll
- STORY | Moody rolls out plan for Maine economy, Mills says 'more of the same'
- STORY | Independent governor candidate Alan Caron, eyes dropout decision after debate
WATCH: MAINE GOVERNOR CANDIDATE FORUM
Chapter five: U.S. SENATE
☐ *Sen. Angus King (independent) - CANDIDATE PROFILE
☐ Eric Brakey (Republican) - CANDIDATE PROFILE
☐ Zak Ringelstein (Democrat) - CANDIDATE PROFILE
Chapter six: U.S. HOUSE, DISTRICT 1
☐ *Rep. Chellie Pingree (Democrat) - CANDIDATE PROFILE
☐ Mark Holbrook (Republican) - CANDIDATE PROFILE
☐ Marty Grohman (independent) - CANDIDATE PROFILE
WATCH: MAINE 1st DISTRICT CANDIDATE FORUM
Chapter seven: U.S HOUSE, DISTRICT 2
☐ *Rep. Bruce Poliquin (Republican) - CANDIDATE PROFILE
☐ Jared Golden (Democrat) - CANDIDATE PROFILE
☐ Tiffany Bond (independent) - CANDIDATE PROFILE
☐ Will Hoar (independent) - CANDIDATE PROFILE
- STORY | 2nd District race looks like a toss-up as candidates make final appeals to voters
- STORY | What you need to know about Maine's District 2 congressional candidates
- STORY | Poliquin is the only 2nd District candidate who says they won't use ranked-choice voting
- STORY | From gun rights to pre-existing conditions, we fact-check the 2nd District debate
WATCH: MAINE 2nd DISTRICT CANDIDATE FORUM
Chapter eight: STATE BALLOT MEASURES
☐ Question 1: Create Universal Home Care Program (Full Legislation)
- Do you want to create the Universal Home Care Program to provide home-based assistance to people with disabilities and senior citizens, regardless of income, funded by a new 3.8% tax on individuals and families with Maine wage and adjusted gross income above the amount subject to Social Security taxes, which is $128,400 in 2018?
☐ Question 2: Bond Issue, Public Law 425 (Full Legislation)
- Do you favor a $30,000,000 bond issue to improve water quality, support the planning and construction of wastewater treatment facilities and assist homeowners whose homes are served by substandard or malfunctioning wastewater treatment systems?
☐ Question 3: Bond Issue, Public Law 467 (Full Legislation)
- Do you favor a $106,000,000 bond issue, including $101,000,000 for construction, reconstruction and rehabilitation of highways and bridges and for facilities and equipment related to ports, piers, harbors, marine transportation, freight and passenger railroads, aviation, transit and bicycle and pedestrian trails, to be used to match an estimated $137,000,000 in federal and other funds, and $5,000,000 for the upgrade of municipal culverts at stream crossings?
☐ Question 4: Bond Issue, Public Law 465, Part A (Full Legislation)
- Do you favor a $49,000,000 bond issue to be matched by at least $49,000,000 in private and public funds to modernize and improve the facilities and infrastructure of Maine's public universities in order to expand workforce development capacity and to attract and retain students to strengthen Maine's economy and future workforce?
☐ Question 5: Public Law 465, Part B (Full Legislation)
- Do you favor a $15,000,000 bond issue to improve educational programs by upgrading facilities at all 7 of Maine's community colleges in order to provide Maine people with access to high-skill, low-cost technical and career education?
Chapter nine: STATE SENATE
Partisan composition ahead of Nov. 6: Republicans 18, Democrats 17
Seats up for election: 35 out of 35
Find your House race via Ballotpedia.
Chapter ten: STATE HOUSE
Partisan composition ahead of Nov. 6: Democrats 73, Republicans 70, Independents 7, Vacency 1
Seats up for election: 151 out of 151
Find your House race via Ballotpedia.
Chapter eleven: Pat and Don break down Maine elections
Chapter twelve: PRE-ELECTION STORIES
- STORY | Gov. LePage throws his support behind Republicans on eve of Election Day
- STORY | You asked, we answered some of your questions
- STORY | Maine clerks face challenge processing high number of absentee votes
- STORY | Will young voters turn out for 2018 midterms?
- STORY | Some of Maine's largest cities expecting record voter turnout in midterm elections
- STORY | Absentee ballot voting in full swing as Election Day nears
- STORY | New poll shows Mills ahead of Moody, 2nd District in dead heat
- STORY | Last phase in campaigning: "Get out the Vote"