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Maine Mock Election - Department of the Secretary of State

Two ways to Participate!

You can participate in Maine Student/Parent Mock Election by:

  1. Conducting a mock election in your school.
  2. Attending the mock election rally event in Augusta. See 2018 Mock Election Activities.

How to Participate

  1. Download the School Registration Form and designate a contact person for your school

    Word Format
    or PDF

  2. Send the completed form to:

    Office of the Secretary of State
    2018 Mock Election
    148 State House Station
    Augusta, ME 04333 

    FAX: (207) 287-8598


  3. The contact person will receive all the materials needed to conduct the Student Mock Election in your school.

  4. Submit your vote totals to mockelectionresults@gmail.com any day up to and including October 24th. In addition vote totals may be called in to the State Mock Election Headquarters on Wednesday, October 24th, between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. Phone numbers coming soon.

Is there a cost to participate?

No, there is no cost to schools to participate.

Why should schools participate?

Participating in the Student Mock Election is an ideal opportunity to incorporate the Learning Results units regarding civics and government into the classroom. The mock election can be utilized to teach students about many of the areas outlined in the Maine Learning Results including constitutional principles and the democratic foundations of national, state, and local systems and institutions. Students will learn how to exercise the rights and responsibilities of participation in civic life and to analyze and evaluate public policies. This understanding entails insight into political power, how it is distributed and expressed, the types and purposes of governments, and their relationships with the governed.

When can our school hold our mock election?

Any day up to 1:00 pm on October 24, 2018.  If you prefer to hold your election after this date, please notify us at nicole.ladner@maine.gov

Do my students have to vote for each item on the ballot?

No.  Simply report a zero total on your reporting form for each question that was not provided to your students.