Voting has closed. Results will be available no later than March 13, 2022. Stay tuned and please check out our State Convention page for upcoming details.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What are Party Elections/State Delegate Elections?
Party Elections are the process of nominating and electing State Delegates and Election Clerks. Party Elections are held every even-numbered year (e.g. 2022) and any registered Maine Democrat can participate. Nominations for State Delegates closed on February 20 and the voting window closed at 8pm on March 6.
How do I Participate in Party Elections/State Delegate Elections?
If you're a registered Maine Democrat, you could vote in Party Elections. As of March 6, the voting window for 2022 Party Elections has closed.
What are State Delegates?
State Delegates represent their community at the Maine Democratic State Convention in May. They are responsible for making crucial decisions and voting on the Party Platform, Charter, and new State Committee members. Any registered Maine Democrat can run for State Delegate.
What are Election Clerks?
Election clerks work at the polls on election day. By state law, town clerks are required to select a balance of Democrats and Republicans to fill these roles. It is vital that we have Democrats lined up in every town to fill these important positions. Each Party can submit a list of local party members willing to do this important work. Anyone who volunteers to be an Election Clerk will be added to the list that will be submitted to their local town clerk by the State Party. In some towns these positions are paid, and in others they are volunteer positions. Check with your town clerk to find out how it works in your town! Please also be aware that towns are not obligated to hire the people supplied by Party lists (but they often do). More information about the Election Clerk role can be found here. If you would like to volunteer to be an election clerk, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact your municipal clerk.
How Were Party Elections Different this Year?
Since the Maine Democratic Party did NOT hold traditional Caucuses in 2022, the elections that normally occur at Caucuses happened ONLINE between February 27 and March 6, 2022. This new arrangement ensured participants were able to remain safe while also increasing access for both new and longtime activists to engage in Democratic organizing efforts. Click here for more information about our 2022 Party Engagement schedule.
What About Caucuses?
Given the uncertainty with the COVID pandemic, we did NOT hold municipal caucuses in March as we traditionally have. But not to worry! We will still be able to do all of the things we do at caucuses, and then some. One of the key things we normally do at caucuses is gather Democrats locally to build their Municipal and County Party Committees and get organized and mobilized for the coming campaign. And we will do that in 2022! Just later, when the weather is nice, COVID is hopefully less severe, and we can meet outside. All of the other business besides State Delegate elections and Election Clerk nominations that normally occur during caucuses, will be moved to Local Organizing Month, which will happen between June 15 and July 15.
I Have More Questions! Who can I Contact for Answers?
If you have additional questions, please feel free to reach out to the Maine Democratic Party directly. If you call and reach our voicemail, please include your full name and daytime telephone number. We will reach back out to you shortly!
Phone: (207) 530-6391