Hot Radio Maine “Your Vote Matters”
In echoing the message of the campaign on the importance of each vote, while speaking with Ryan Deelon Secretary of State Dunlap said “Come with me to a recount where you have the balance of power in the legislature being decided by six or seven votes so every vote really, truly, does matter. And if you don’t show up then you’re letting someone else decide your future.”
We’ve been focusing considerable airtime and energy to encourage voting in Maine, particularly in the younger demographic of the state. To compliment that we’ve put together this list of dates and helpful resources for this upcoming political season.
MAINE VOTING DATES & DEADLINES
REGISTRATION – 10/19/20 by mail or in person through Election Day
EARLY VOTING – 10/05/20 – 10/30/20
ABSENTEE BALLOTS – Requested by 10/29/20 and return by 11/3/20 8PM
STATE OF MAINE VOTER GUIDE
How to register and vote in state elections. For our democracy to work, we must all participate in the process. Please register and vote and encourage your family, friends and neighbors to do the same.
GUIDE TO ABSENTEE VOTING IN MAINE
“Maine law makes it easy to cast an absentee ballot. You don’t have to be out-of-town or have any other reason to take advantage of this easy way to vote at a time that is most convenient for you.” ABSENTEE BALLOT ONLINE REQUEST
MAINE ABSENTEE BALLOT STATUS CHECK – Already submitted a request? Check the status of your absentee ballot.
MAINE VOTER INFORMATION LOOKUP SERVICE
Find election related information based on your home address. This information includes the location of your voting place, the candidates that will appear on your ballot, and your elected officials and how to contact them.
1 VOTE CLOSER – GIVING YOU REASONS TO VOTE
Non-partisan, non-profit organization designed to help people understand a variety of complicated issues so that they can make intelligent, informed decisions when they vote in local, state, or national elections.
REPRESENT US – HOW TO VOTE BY MAIL THIS NOVEMBER
Interactive state by state guide to voting by mail, including important deadlines. Remember the rule of thumb: The earlier you request and return your ballot, the better.
Matthew Dunlap, the Maine Secretary of State, joined Ryan Deelon on Hot Radio Maine for a conversation centered around the topic of voting in Maine including the importance of voting, registration, deadlines and more. They also discussed absentee voting and added clarity to a topic that has made national headlines.
Sara Gideon, the Maine Speaker of the House and the Democrat Senate nominee for Maine, joined Ryan Deelon on Hot Radio Maine for a conversation touching on a variety of issues including opioids, growing opportunities in Maine, social justice and systemic racism and the current Covid-19 pandemic.* We’ve also extended an invitation to Senator Susan Collins and her team has told us they will try to accommodate if scheduling permits.
Michael Shepherd of the Bangor Daily News and debate moderator, joined Ryan Deelon on Hot Radio Maine for a conversation recapping Maine’s 1st U.S. Senate debate on Friday 9/11/20
Kevin Miller of the Portland Press Herald, joined Ryan Deelon on Hot Radio Maine to provide some insight into the Senate and House election results on Tuesday 11/10/20. (photo cred: Press Herald)
Randy Billings of The Portland Press Herald, joined Ryan Deelon on Hot Radio Maine to provide some insight into the Portland ballot measures on Wednesday 11/11/20. (photo cred: Whitney Hayward/Portland Press Herald)