Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap is reminding voters to head to the polls on Tuesday, June 14 to cast ballots in the Primary Election.

Tuesday’s primary will determine each political party's nomination of candidates for certain federal, state and county offices. Candidates who win their races on June 14 will qualify to appear on the General Election ballot on Tuesday, November 8.

The State of Maine does not have presidential primaries; the political parties choose their presidential candidates via caucuses in the early spring.

Offices included in Tuesday's Primary Election are:

  • Representative to U.S. Congress (both districts)
  • All 35 State Senate districts
  • All 151 State Representative districts

Party candidates for these county offices may also be on Tuesday’s ballot (depending on county): Judge of Probate, Register of Probate, County Treasurer, Register of Deeds, Sheriff, District Attorney and County Commissioner.

Dunlap reminds voters that Maine does not have an "independent" party and those who are not enrolled in one of the three qualified political parties–Democratic, Republican and Green Independent–are considered "unenrolled."

Many communities also have local issues on the ballot Tuesday, such as school and municipal budgets, so all voters should plan to participate in those referendums, regardless of party status.

Maine has same-day voter registration, so any citizen may register to vote at the polls. Unaffiliated voters may also enroll in a party on Election Day and cast their ballot.

To find the location of your polling place and the candidates on the ballot in your district, visit the Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions website.