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Vote Smart provides easy access to congressional and state voting records and maintains a collection of key votes grouped by issue. Vote Smart uses the following criteria to select key votes:

  1. The vote should be helpful in portraying how a member stands on a particular issue
  2. The vote should be clear for any person to understand
  3. The vote has received media attention
  4. The vote was passed or defeated by a very close margin
  5. Occasionally, if a specific bill is consistently inquired about on the Voter's Research Hotline, the vote will be added

Vote Smart provides a summary of the version of the bill text associated with each selected key vote. Our summaries are written by Vote Smart's staff and interns, who adhere to our strict policies and procedures in order to guarantee absolute impartiality and accuracy. They do not necessarily reflect the content of the final version of the bill, but rather the version voted on in that stage. While many procedural votes take place before a full chamber vote, our voting stages reflect the final reading of each chamber vote. Each key vote selection is reviewed by the project's community of advisors, who are political scientists and journalists from all fifty states.

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Date State Bill No. Title Outcome
June 10, 2021 ME LD 1126 Requires the Secretary of State Establish an Online Voter Registration Application Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 12)
June 9, 2021 ME LD 1575 Authorizes Student ID's to be Used as Voter Identification Cards Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 12)
June 9, 2021 ME LD 1363 Amends the Statutory Language Regarding Elections Determined by Ranked Choice Voting Bill Passed - House (78 - 53)
June 9, 2021 ME LD 1363 Amends the Statutory Language Regarding Elections Determined by Ranked Choice Voting Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 12)
June 9, 2021 ME LD 1126 Requires the Secretary of State Establish an Online Voter Registration Application Bill Passed - House (81 - 61)
June 8, 2021 ME LD 1575 Authorizes Student ID's to be Used as Voter Identification Cards Bill Passed - House (79 - 58)
March 11, 2021 ME LD 102 Extends the Time for Processing Absentee Ballots Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 8)
March 10, 2021 ME LD 102 Extends the Time for Processing Absentee Ballots Bill Passed - House (83 - 66)
Jan. 21, 2020 ME LD 517 Authorizes Placing a Candidate's "Nickname" on a Ballot Veto Override Failed - House (83 - 57)
June 19, 2019 ME LD 1083 Increases the Use of Ranked Choice Voting "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - House (86 - 59)
June 18, 2019 ME LD 1083 Increases the Use of Ranked Choice Voting "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - Senate (20 - 14)
June 12, 2019 ME LD 816 Authorizes Interstate Agreement to Elect the President by Popular Vote Bill Passed - House (77 - 69)
June 10, 2019 ME LD 1463 Establishes Automatic Voter Registration Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 14)
June 5, 2019 ME LD 1463 Establishes Automatic Voter Registration Bill Passed - House (88 - 56)
June 4, 2019 ME LD 1626 Establishes a Presidential Primary System in Maine "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - House (88 - 53)
June 3, 2019 ME LD 1626 Establishes a Presidential Primary System in Maine "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate (19 - 13)
May 14, 2019 ME LD 816 Authorizes Interstate Agreement to Elect the President by Popular Vote Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16)
May 9, 2019 ME LD 431 Establishes Election Day as a State Holiday "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - Senate (19 - 15)
May 2, 2019 ME LD 431 Establishes Election Day as a State Holiday "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - House (74 - 69)
July 9, 2018 ME LD 1912 Prohibit Campaign Fundraising at Voting Place Bill Passed - House (81 - 48)
March 30, 2017 ME LD 156 Authorizes National Popular Vote Interstate Compact Bill Failed - House (66 - 73)
April 30, 2013 ME SP 548 Urges Congress to Adopt a Constitutional Amendment Regarding Campaign Finance Joint Resolution Passed - House (111 - 31)
April 30, 2013 ME SP 548 Urges Congress to Adopt a Constitutional Amendment Regarding Campaign Finance Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (25 - 9)
March 8, 2012 ME LD 1774 Campaign Finance Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 15)
June 10, 2011 ME LD 1376 Repeal Same-Day Voter Registration Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 14)
June 9, 2011 ME LD 1376 Repeals Same-Day Voter Registration Bill Passed - House (72 - 65)
Feb. 2, 2010 ME LD 56 National Popular Vote Act Bill Failed - House (50 - 95)
June 6, 2007 ME LD 203 Student Voter Registration Bill "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - House (90 - 49)
March 28, 2006 ME LD 1912 Maine House of Representative’s Age Requirement Resolution Failed - House (77 - 65)
Date No. Title Outcome
6/10 LD 1126 Requires the Secretary of State Establish an Online Voter Registration Application Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 12)
6/09 LD 1575 Authorizes Student ID's to be Used as Voter Identification Cards Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 12)
6/09 LD 1363 Amends the Statutory Language Regarding Elections Determined by Ranked Choice Voting Bill Passed - House (78 - 53)
6/09 LD 1363 Amends the Statutory Language Regarding Elections Determined by Ranked Choice Voting Bill Passed - Senate (22 - 12)
6/09 LD 1126 Requires the Secretary of State Establish an Online Voter Registration Application Bill Passed - House (81 - 61)
6/08 LD 1575 Authorizes Student ID's to be Used as Voter Identification Cards Bill Passed - House (79 - 58)
3/11 LD 102 Extends the Time for Processing Absentee Ballots Bill Passed - Senate (26 - 8)
3/10 LD 102 Extends the Time for Processing Absentee Ballots Bill Passed - House (83 - 66)
1/21 LD 517 Authorizes Placing a Candidate's "Nickname" on a Ballot Veto Override Failed - House (83 - 57)
6/19 LD 1083 Increases the Use of Ranked Choice Voting "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - House (86 - 59)
6/18 LD 1083 Increases the Use of Ranked Choice Voting "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - Senate (20 - 14)
6/12 LD 816 Authorizes Interstate Agreement to Elect the President by Popular Vote Bill Passed - House (77 - 69)
6/10 LD 1463 Establishes Automatic Voter Registration Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 14)
6/05 LD 1463 Establishes Automatic Voter Registration Bill Passed - House (88 - 56)
6/04 LD 1626 Establishes a Presidential Primary System in Maine "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - House (88 - 53)
6/03 LD 1626 Establishes a Presidential Primary System in Maine "Ought to Pass" Report Adopted - Senate (19 - 13)
5/14 LD 816 Authorizes Interstate Agreement to Elect the President by Popular Vote Bill Passed - Senate (19 - 16)
5/09 LD 431 Establishes Election Day as a State Holiday "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - Senate (19 - 15)
5/02 LD 431 Establishes Election Day as a State Holiday "Ought to Pass as Amended" Report Adopted - House (74 - 69)
7/09 LD 1912 Prohibit Campaign Fundraising at Voting Place Bill Passed - House (81 - 48)
3/30 LD 156 Authorizes National Popular Vote Interstate Compact Bill Failed - House (66 - 73)
4/30 SP 548 Urges Congress to Adopt a Constitutional Amendment Regarding Campaign Finance Joint Resolution Passed - House (111 - 31)
4/30 SP 548 Urges Congress to Adopt a Constitutional Amendment Regarding Campaign Finance Joint Resolution Passed - Senate (25 - 9)
3/08 LD 1774 Campaign Finance Amendments Bill Passed - Senate (18 - 15)
6/10 LD 1376 Repeal Same-Day Voter Registration Bill Passed - Senate (17 - 14)
6/09 LD 1376 Repeals Same-Day Voter Registration Bill Passed - House (72 - 65)
2/02 LD 56 National Popular Vote Act Bill Failed - House (50 - 95)
6/06 LD 203 Student Voter Registration Bill "Ought Not to Pass" Report Adopted - House (90 - 49)
3/28 LD 1912 Maine House of Representative’s Age Requirement Resolution Failed - House (77 - 65)

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