Category Archives: Elections

With one exception, Maine’s election system is about as secure as possible

Maine’s low-tech voting system is relatively well-insulated from hacking attempts, but the secretary of state says an online voter file could be vulnerable.

A very early look at what could be Maine’s most interesting legislative races

In the Senate, Democrats are fighting among themselves more early on. In the House, some tantalizing general-election matchups have begun.

Maine Democrats split on value of ranked-choice voting lawsuit

Supporters of ranked-choice voting in Maine have filed a lawsuit designed to guarantee the system is implemented in time for the June prmary, but not even RCV supporters can agree whether the lawsuit was necessary.

LePage tells lawmakers that municipal leaders prey on elderly Mainers

Making a rare pitch to a legislative panel, the governor said it’s “unconscionable” for towns to take homes from seniors. But Democrats used the opportunity to press him on other issues.

Poll: LePage’s approval rating holds steady at 42 percent

Mainers seem to have made their minds up about Gov. Paul LePage. He’s still one of the nation’s least popular governors and is lagging his more moderate Republican neighbors.

Maine’s top candidates for governor throw jabs but no knockout punches in debate

Many of the leading gubernatorial candidates appeared Wednesday evening during a debate in Portland that centered on public infrastructure challenges. It was an early look at the slate of candidates in what promises to be an intense and bruising primary.

Despite Trumpian rhetoric, Waterville mayor shows he’s not ready to be the next LePage

Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro’s mix of stances may play well to Maine Republicans, but he’s trying to get gubernatorial candidates to adopt them instead of joining them himself.