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If the fire engines are parked outside on a weekday, you can be pretty sure they’re voting inside. . . . Voting in Maine is fun. It is neighborly. It is seeing people, and swapping news, as well as being … Continue reading
Elections for governor were initially held annually. In 1880, a two-year term was introduced and lasted through 1958, when four-year terms were instituted. (See election procedures.) The tables below report the election year, votes for Democrats, Republicans, and the next … Continue reading
Maine Law, Title 21-A, regarding Presidential Electors [Governing the procedure for the Electoral College in Maine 2004] §801. Election In a presidential election year, the presidential electors shall be chosen at the general election. 1. Vote for presidential candidate construed. … Continue reading
November 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 1799 Birth date of U.S. Senator (1833-1836) Ether Shepley, … Continue reading
(1871-1955), who spent a substantial part of her life in Maine, was born on January 25, 1871 in Boston. She was a Radcliffe graduate who became an organizer, civic leader, and speaker for causes that moved her. Park organized her … Continue reading
For the nearly 100 years from 1857 through 1954, the Republican Party dominated the state’s politics. Thirty-one Republican governors served during the period, compared with four Democrats. During the 1950s and 1960s Republican enrollment began to slide as Democrats and … Continue reading