Mainers will vote Tuesday on eight statewide referendums and resolve on numerous native points from high-profile mayoral races to high school bonds.
Discover your polling place.
Polls open between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m., relying on a municipality’s inhabitants. All polls shut at 8 p.m. You will discover your polling place right here.
You may register to vote on the polls.
Maine is considered one of greater than 20 states with same-day registration, which means you possibly can carry identification and proof of residency to your polling place as a way to register to vote. The state has an internet software to verify your registration standing should you don’t understand it.
You continue to have time to drop off your absentee poll.
All absentee ballots are counted so long as they’re returned to metropolis or city clerks by 8 p.m. Tuesday. Maine doesn’t require voters to present a cause for voting absentee.
When you lately mailed your poll, verify the state’s lookup software to make sure the native clerk obtained it. In case your absentee poll was not obtained, you possibly can vote in individual and your absentee poll will probably be voided.
Analysis the candidates and points.
Learn our voter’s information to be taught in regards to the referendums and the array of candidates in mayoral, council, college board and different native elections.
Maine media retailers gather outcomes from municipalities and venture outcomes.
All election outcomes reported Tuesday night time will probably be unofficial. Media retailers get these unofficial outcomes instantly from cities and cities, which have two days to ship remaining outcomes to the secretary of state’s workplace for certification. Solely at that time are outcomes official.
In Maine, the BDN and the Related Press are the one media retailers that collect statewide outcomes from clerks independently. Due to that, our outcomes will usually look completely different than these of different Maine information retailers as we put cities and cities into our programs at completely different instances. The BDN stories races all the way down to the native stage throughout the state.
The AP and different organizations — together with the BDN’s accomplice, Choice Desk HQ — usually use these outcomes to venture a winner earlier than the unofficial rely is full. To do that, they make use of statisticians who contemplate a spread of things — together with the scale of a candidate’s lead and the partisan leanings of cities but to report — earlier than making a remaining projection. BDN editors give approval earlier than our projections are made public.
Observe the election outcomes.
We are going to begin posting election outcomes after polls shut at 8 p.m. Observe our election outcomes web page and the primary web site for protection. You can too join Pocket Politics, our texting service run by Michael Shepherd, the politics editor. He’ll share insights there first.