Democracy Forum: Who Gets to Vote in Maine Primaries? Change is coming …

WERU 89.9 FM
Blue Hill, ME
Friday, January 19, 2024
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

We’ll talk about the roll-out of semi-open primaries. Maine will be running semi-open primaries for the first time in 2024. We’ll explain to voters what to expect and what important deadlines and new procedures may pertain. And we’ll talk about how semi-open primaries might affect voter behavior and election outcomes.

In case you missed it live, you can listen from the archive here.

Special guests:

  • Shenna Bellows, Maine Secretary of State.
  • Jill Goldthwait, Hancock County journalist and political columnist, former Maine state senator (unenrolled)
  • Laurel Harbridge-Yong, Professor of Political Science; Faculty Fellow, Institute for Policy Research; Northwestern University

This show will be pre-recorded; no listener calls will be taken. Comments and questions may be emailed to with Democracy Forum on the subject line. Learn more here.

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