LWVME in the Press 2020

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Maine Voices: New secretary of state can help make voting easier, Anna Kellar's op-ed published to Portland Press Herald, December 8, 2020. 

Maine secretary of state candidates back voting access reforms in public forum, Maine Beacon, November 18, 2020. 

Maine postal workers warn cuts to USPS will continue, impairing service, Maine Beacon, November 18, 2020. 

A crowded field emerges in race to replace Maine’s secretary of state, coverage of the League co-sponsored forum in the Portland Press Herald, November 16, 2020.

Online forum Tuesday for secretary of state candidates, Portland Press Herald, November 12, 2020. 

Out here in 2020 — Election Days, The Free Press, November 10, 2020. 

Voting changes made for pandemic are likely to stay in Maine, Central Maine, November 9, 2020. 

Ranked-choice voting decided three municipal elections, Portland Press Herald, November 9, 2020. 

Irregularities, vote counting problems all but nonexistent in Maine, Central Maine, November 4, 2020. 

Some Maine voters see 2-hour lines as turnout likely to break 2016 records, Bangor Daily News, November 3, 2020. 

Election results slow to come in for Midcoast communities, Portland Press Herald, November 3, 2020. 

Heavy In-Person Turnout In Maine On Election Day, On Top Of Record Early Voting, Maine Public Radio, November 3, 2020. 

League of Women Voter’s election monitors report smooth voting at polls, Penobscot Penbay Pilot, November 3, 2020. 

Maine sees massive turnout but mostly smooth voting as it decides ‘historic’ election, Bangor Daily News, November 3, 2020. 

Election Day: We Find Out How the Voting Process Is Unfolding Across Maine, Maine Public Radio, November 3, 2020. 

Parties, Advocates Tap Hundreds Of Volunteer Poll Watchers To Help Ensure Election Integrity, Maine Public Radio, November 2, 2020.

How do Maine’s voting machines work? Can they be hacked?, League expert deb McDonough quoted in the Portland Press Herald, Portland Press Herald, October 27. 2020.
Bill Nemitz: This is what teen democracy looks like, talking about the League's work on youth voting, October 25, 2020.
Les voisins républicains, LWVME's Anna Kellar interviewed about Maine's ranked choice voting, Montréal's La Presse, October 25, 2020.
Youth election effort launches from Maine, Bangor Daily News, October 22, 2020.
How to vote using ranked choice, League voter guide quoted in the Ellsworth American, October 21, 2020. 

The Youth Vote: Voting Trends & Attitudes Among Young People and Impacts on the 2020 Election, Maine Public Radio, October 20, 2020.

Brooks news, props to the League's voter guide in the Village Soup, October 19, 2020.

Maine cities, towns offer Saturday in-person absentee voting ahead of Election Day, WMTW, October 16, 2020 

Episode 220: The Maine Race That Could Help Flip The Senate, LWVME's Anna Kellar interviewed for a podcast on the New England News Collaborative, October 15, 2020.

Luchini, Langley discuss pandemic, environment, coverage of the League's candidate forum in the Ellsworth American, October 14, 2020.

Three seek House 135 seat, coverage of the League's candidate forum in the Mount Desert Islander, October 14, 2020.

A Guide to Alaska's Ballot Measure on Election Reforms, citing research on ranked choice voting from LWVME, October 9, 2020.

Ranked-Choice Voting Could Play A Deciding Role In Maine's Senate Race, Anna Kellar quoted on NPR, October 8, 2020.

Candidates discuss pandemic economy, coverage of LWV candidate forum in the Ellsworth American, Ocober 8, 2020.

Bangor City Council candidates differ on how to keep up services with less money coming in, coverage of LWV candidate forum in the BDN, October 7, 2020

How Maine's Ranked-Choice Voting System Works, Anna Kellar quoted on NPR, October 7, 2020.

Registering to vote is easy. You can do it now, op-ed by League volunteer Linda Zeigler in the BDN, October 5, 2020.

District 132 candidates met in online forum to share views, coverage of LWV candidate forum in the Ellsworth American, October 2, 2020.

First absentee ballots head to Maine voters, Anna Kellar quoted in the Maine Beacon, September 30, 2020.

State of Maine: Mainers vote in favor of ranked choice voting again…and again…and again, League mention in Jill Goldthwaite's column, September 29, 2020.

Ranked choice voting in Maine a go for presidential election, Associated Press, September 23, 2020

Maine Supreme Court Decision Clears Way For Ranked-Choice Voting In This Fall's Presidential Race, Maine Public Radio, September 23, 2020

If Democrats win a Maine Senate seat, it will be because voters really distrust Susan Collins, Anna Kellar quoted in Mic, September 22, 2020.

Maine Women's Organizations, Advocacy Groups Remember 'Champion Of Gender Equality' RBG, Maine Public Radio, September 20, 2020

Court Rules Ranked-Choice Voting in ME Can Be Used In November, Public News Service, September 10, 2020 

Maine Supreme Court Says No Referendum on Ranked Choice Voting for Presidential Elections Will Appear on 2020 Ballot, Independent Voter News, September 8, 2020

Struggle for women’s suffrage, Mount Desert Islander, August 28, 2020 

How COVID-19 is impacting voter registration efforts ahead of November elections, Penobscot Bay Pilot, August 28, 2020 

Voting Rights Groups Want Maine To Do More To Improve Mail-In, Absentee Voting, Maine Public Radio, August 28, 2020

Voting advocates worry Gov. Mills’ order doesn’t go far enough to protect access to ballot, Maine Beacon, August 28, 2020

Advocacy Groups Respond to Governor Mills Executive Order on Elections, LWVME Press Release, August 27, 2020

Delaying vote on charter commissioners will disenfranchise Portlanders, Portland Press Herald, August 7, 2020. 

Op-ed: Maine senators must press for investment in election security, Portland Press Herald, July 30, 2020

LTE: State needs fast action to ensure easy, safe voter registration, balloting, Kim Matthews writing to Portland Press Herald, July 14, 2020.

A Smooth But Unusual Primary for Maine, LWVME Press Release, July 14, 2020

Op-ed: Broadband investment will foster open government and safe elections, Bangor Daily News, June 30, 2020

One Less Worry, Wayfinder, Restorative Justice among recipients of Maine Women’s Fund grants, Penobscot Bay Pilot, June 24, 2020

Maine Absentee Ballot Requests Double That Of 2018 Primary Election, Maine Public, June 17, 2020

People’s Veto Effort Submit Signatures, LWVME Press Release, June 15, 2020

Mills Extends Deadline To Request Absentee Ballots Before Primary Election, Maine Public, June 5, 2020

New Executive Order Clarifies Rules For Election Officials, LWVME Press Release, June 5, 2020

Requests for absentee ballots in Maine up threefold from 2016, Portland Press Herald, June 3, 2020

Maine League of Women Voters urges distribution of federal funding for election assistance, Center Square, June 1, 2020

Pandemic has Maine officials in a quandary over conducting elections, Pine Tree Watch, May 27, 2020

Despite potential for reaching gathering limits, Whitefield will have Town Meeting in July, Kennebeck Journal, May 27, 2020.

Maine Groups Push More Federal Money For Election Precautions, Maine Public Radio, May 23, 2020

Maine Congressional Delegation Supports Funding To Minimize Coronavirus Risk On Election Day, LWMVE ED Anna Kellar quoted, Maine Public, May 15, 2020.

Maine democracy advocates demand more be done to ensure safe July primary, Maine Beacon, May 4, 2020

Voting Coalition Wants Mills To Act On Primary Election, Maine Public Radio, May 3, 2020

Maine Is Having Trouble Finding Poll Workers For The Upcoming Primary, Maine Public Radio, May 2, 2020

Maine Voting & Elections Coalition Files Petition to Governor, LWVME Press Release, May 1, 2020

Maine press, freedom of information groups urge public access to COVID-19 location data, Machias Valley News Observer, April 28, 2020.

Sen. King touts absentee ballots as safe, fair option for November election, Portland Press Herald, April 23, 2020.

New report on the state of our democracy, Boothbay Register, April 16, 2020.

New report on the state of our democracy, LWVME Press Release, April 14, 2020.

Maine delays primary election, legal pot over virus concerns, AP Story, April 10, 2020.

Mills officially pushes back June elections to July 14, Bangor Daily News, April 10, 2020.

Gov. Mills Postpones June Primary, LWVME Press Release, April 10, 2020.

Mills announces plan to move Maine’s June primary election to July, Maine Beacon, April 7, 2020.

Towns wait for direction from Mills on how or whether June 9 voting will happen, Bangor Daily News, April 7, 2020.

League of Women Voter of Maine Calls on Governor to Protect Elections, LWVME Press Release, April 6, 2020.

Our View: COVID-19 will change Maine Election Day traditions, Portland Press Herald, April 5, 2020.

Maine Voices: 2020 candidates must address Maine’s issue of housing poverty, Central Maine, March 8, 2020.

Another View: We are not seeing the limit of #MeToo, Portland Press Herald, March 2, 2020.

LGBTQ elders met in Bangor to talk Super Tuesday, WABI Channel 5 News, February 28, 2020.

George Smith: Stop trying to stop ranked-choice voting, Central Maine News, February 26, 2020.

Census will determine Maine’s “fair share”, The Ellsworth American, February 19, 2020.

Portland residents to vote on whether to expand ranked-choice voting, WGME Channel 13, February 17, 2020.

LTE: Ranked Choice Voting, Boothbay Register, February 17, 2020.

Portland voters asked to expand ranked-choice voting, Portland Press Herald, February 17, 2020.

Chellie Pingree: As we celebrate women’s suffrage, we must fight to protect democracy, Portland Press Herald, February 14, 2020.

100 YEARS: The League of Women Voters of Maine celebrates work, WABI Channel 5, February 13, 2020.

League of Women Voters celebrates 100th anniversary, WMTW Channel 8, February 13, 2020.

Saco Sen. Chenette: A more ethical State House is within our sight, Portland Press Herald op-ed mentions the League, February 8, 2020.

First Presidential Primary in Maine in two decades to be held March 3, The Town Line, February 5, 2020.

Maine Republicans seek to repeal ranked-choice voting in presidential elections, Sun Journal, February 4, 2020.

League of Women Voter of Maine Reaffirms Support for Ranked Choice Voting, LWVME Press Release, February 4, 2020.

League of Women Voters to carry out youth voter registration at schools, Midcoast League featured in the Penobscot Bay Pillot, January 31, 2020.

Maine lawmakers take up bill to ban ‘deepfake’ political ads, LWVME testimony covered in the Portland Press Herald, January 29, 2020.

A new Mainer’s dream of U.S. citizenship is finally fulfilled, LWVME in the Portland Press Herald, January 18, 2020.