Publications and Studies

Report: Maine's July 14th Primary

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Published August 2020

Holding an election during a global pandemic can be a messy business. It certainly tested Maine's election system. This report offers a summary of the successes and challenges of the primary, drawing on observations and reports from around the state as well as preliminary data from the Secretary of State.







Maine: The State of Our Democracy

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Published April 2020

There is no doubt that the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the normal functioning of Maine’s government, with the early conclusion of the second session of the 129th legislature, and the state facing the challenges of conducting elections while practicing social distancing. Even in the midst of a crisis, our democracy remains vital. We hope that, as this crisis exposes weaknesses in our system, we can draw on our democracy’s many strengths - including our strong voting rights and culture of civic participation - to ensure every Mainer’s voice will be heard.






Universal Vote-by-Mail Analysis

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Published March 2020

In an analysis of all-mail elections (also known as Universal Vote by Mail), our Advocacy Team identified best practices to ensure that no voter is left behind. We hope that our conclusions will help inform thinking about how best to guarantee secure, accessible and accurate elections in this time of great uncertainty and for the future.







Publications of the LWVME Education Fund

Here's a list of Ed. Fund publications and voter guides

League Studies



The Summer 2020 Maine Voter is available here (as a pdf file).

Back issues of the Maine Voter


Impact on Issues

Impact on Issues briefly traces significant actions and achievements of the League of Women Voters of Maine, includes the official statements of positions that formed the basis for action, and describes the League's current priorities.