Primary and Potential Referendum Election - June 12, 2018
Primary Elections determine each party's nomination of candidates for certain federal, State and county offices. Party candidates who are elected at the Primary qualify to appear on the General Election ballot the following November.
Maine currently has four qualified parties that will each hold a separate primary election: Democratic, Green Independent, Libertarian, and Republican. In order to qualify for the Primary Election ballot, party candidates must submit nomination petitions to the Secretary of State's Office by March 15th. Offices included in the 2018 Primary Election are US Senate, Governor, Representative to Congress (both districts), all 35 State Senate districts, all 151 State Representative districts, and the following county offices, which vary depending on the county: Judge of Probate, Register of Probate, County Treasurer, Register of Deeds, Sheriff, District Attorney and County Commissioner.
Absentee ballot applications will be available through the online Absentee Ballot Request Service or at municipal offices on or after March 12, 2018.
Primary Election Candidate Listing
General and Potential Referendum Election - November 6, 2018
The General Election is held on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November. In 2018, Maine voters will elect one of Maine's two United States Senators, Maine's Governor, two Representatives to Congress, members of the Maine Legislature, and certain county officers.