Super Tuesday: What to Expect at the Polls in Maine
March 3rd is Super Tuesday, and voters should prepare themselves for what to expect, including a referendum question that's open to everyone.
The Presidential primary election is happening this week, and there a couple of things voters should be aware of, before they pull the curtain at the polls.
Republicans: Don't be surprised when you get the ballot and it only includes Donald Trump's name. He's not running unopposed for the nomination, but former Massachusetts Governor Bill Weld didn't qualify for the Republican Party in Maine. It is possible, however, to write in his or anyone's name on the ballot.
Democrats: 12 names will appear on the ballot, including Cory Booker, Deval Patrick, Marianne Williamson, Andrew Yang, Pete Buttigieg, Tom Steyer, Joe Biden, Michael Bloomberg, Tulsi Gabbard, Amy Klobuchar, Bernie Sanders, Tom Steyer, and Elizabeth Warren. However, only Biden, Bloomberg, Gabbard, Klobuchar, Sanders, and Warren are still in the running.
You must be registered with either the Democratic or Republican parties to vote in the Presidential primary. It's too late to switch between the two parties (the deadline was February 14th), however those declared Independent can register with one of the two parties and vote in the primary. Anyone who is not registered to vote, can register at their polling place on Tuesday and participate in the Presidential primary, as long as they register as either a Republican or Democrat.
There is also a referendum question on Tuesday's ballot for which anyone can cast a vote, regardless of their party affiliation. The question will read as follows:
Question 1: People's Veto
Do you want to reject the new law that removes religious and philosophical exemptions to requiring immunization against certain communicable diseases for students to attend schools and colleges and for employees of nursery schools and health care facilities?
Brewer's Special Election will seek to replace the late Arthur C. Verow as State Representative for District 128. Candidates are Democrat Kevin O'Connell of Brewer and Republican Garrel Craig of Brewer.
More information can be found on the website for the office of Maine's Attorney General.