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Action Under the Dome for Monday, November 30

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Monday, November 30, 2020
Jen Lancaster

We hope everyone had a good holiday break and found something to be grateful for. We know we're grateful for election administrators, volunteers, poll monitors, postal workers, and secretaries of state who made democracy work under the most trying conditions. Not to mention a record voter turnout in this 2020 election!

Tomorrow is also #GivingTuesday. How will you give back? Consider becoming a member of the League of Women Voters, if you're not already. Membership is open to people of all genders, backgrounds, and political beliefs who are age 16 or older. Find out more about membership types and levels.

 

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The race to fill the Maine Secretary of State (SoS) seat. Tomorrow, December 1st, is the day the caucuses choose their nominees for the constitutional officers. If you haven't already watched our forum on the SOS candidates, now is the time. That is the one that's being contested. You can read a quick recap here and watch the full forum. Contact your legislators and encourage them to support your preferred candidate today.

Maine SOS certifies election results. The Secretary of State certified election results on the statutory deadline last Monday, November 23. A record number of voters participated in this year’s election, with 828,305 casting ballots in the presidential election. That’s likely to be around 78% of eligible voters, putting Maine once again near the top of the rank of states in voter participation. Read more in the Bangor Daily News.