Action Under the Dome For Monday, Feb. 5

Monday, February 5, 2024
Jen Lancaster

It's Monday, February 5

Maine will have presidential primaries on Tuesday, March 5, 2024. Voters will decide on candidates participating in the Democratic and Republican primaries. 

Did you know that Maine now has semi-open primaries? It’s important to know that unenrolled voters can now vote in the primary of their choice. 

For the first time, Mainers will also use Ranked Choice Voting in a presidential primary.

Do you feel vote-ready? See our full guide here:

Here are your weekly updates 👇

Join us for Advocacy Day on February 15 in Augusta. In the morning, we'll urge our legislators to support the National Popular Vote, gun safety legislation, tribal sovereignty, and expanding cleaning elections. In the afternoon, we'll have tea and snacks at the Blaine House, followed with a panel discussion on gun safety reform in Maine. Save your spot now and RSVP here.

Work Session:

  • LD 1578National Popular Vote (NPV): The National Popular Vote Interstate Compact guarantees the presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. NPV has its work session in the Veterans and Legal Affairs (VLA) committee on Tuesday, February 6 at 10:00 AM. 

"In thinking about whether Maine should join the national popular vote compact, I’ve realized that my resistance to change was grounded in mere familiarity with the current system. There’s no constitutional reason for preventing states from aligning their electoral votes with the nationwide popular vote. By using the popular vote to elect the president, every voter’s choice can really matter." Read the full op-ed here