Potential Referendum Election - November 5, 2019
Referendum Elections are held to provide Maine’s citizens an opportunity to vote on People’s Veto Referenda, Direct Initiatives of Legislation (i.e. Citizen Initiatives), Bond Issues, other referenda proposed by the Legislature, and Constitutional Amendments. Referendum elections are an important part of the heritage of public participation in Maine.
During the current Legislative session, the 129th Legislature may send one or more ballot issues to the November ballot. The deadline for Citizen's Initiatives to be submitted for the 2019 Referendum ballot is January 24, 2019.
Ranked-choice Voting (RCV)
Ranked-choice voting was used in the 2018 Primary and General elections. Visit our RCV Resources page for more information about ranked-choice voting, including Frequently Asked Questions and sample ballots.