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Early voting in Maine

In Maine, registered voters can request a mail-in ballot or vote early in-person.

Mail-in ballots requested512,599

47%
24%
29%
DEMGOPOther

+109% from 2016

20162020
245,052
512,599

Mail-in and early in-person ballots returned495,717

100%
Mail-in

+115% from 2016

20162020
230,514
495,717
Last updated Dec. 3. Party registration is publicly available in the state.Data provided by TargetSmart

Maine Primary election results

Democratic Primary/ 24 Del.24 Delegates

Full Maine Primary Results
  • DEM

    Joe BidenWinner

    34.1%

    68,613

    + 14 Delegates

  • DEM

    Bernie Sanders

    33%

    66,389

    + 9 Delegates

  • DEM

    Elizabeth Warren

    15.7%

    31,692

    + 1 Delegates

Republican Primary/ 22 Del.22 Delegates

Full Maine Primary Results
  • REP

    Donald TrumpWinner

    + 22 Delegates

How Maine voted

In 2016, Hillary Clinton won the state with 48 percent of the vote, according to NBC News results, while Donald Trump secured 45 percent of the vote. Maine predominantly voted Republican until 1988 (the last Republican to win the state was George H.W. Bush that year), but has since mostly supported Democratic candidates. Trump did receive one electoral vote here in 2016.

  • Democrat

    Hillary ClintonClintonWinner

    48%

    357,735

  • Republican

    Donald TrumpTrump

    45%

    335,593

2016 Exit Polls

Summary of 2016 Exit Poll data that shows the proportion of how different groups voted.

Men
Men: Democrats41%Men: republicans52%
Women
Women: Democrats55%Women: republicans39%
White
White: Democrats47%White: republicans46%
Black
Not enough data
Hispanic /Latino
Not enough data
Asian
Not enough data
College Graduate
College Graduate: Democrats49%College Graduate: republicans43%
No College degree
No College Degree: Democrats38%No College Degree: republicans55%
  • Democrat

    Barack ObamaObamaWinner

    56.4%

    401,306

  • Republican

    Mitt RomneyRomney

    41.1%

    292,276

2012 Exit Polls

Summary of 2012 Exit Poll data that shows the proportion of how different groups voted.

Men
Men: Democrats50%Men: republicans46%
Women
Women: Democrats64%Women: republicans34%
White
White: Democrats57%White: republicans40%
Black
Not enough data
Hispanic /Latino
Not enough data
Asian
Not enough data
College Graduate
College Graduate: Democrats56%College Graduate: republicans42%
No College degree
No College Degree: Democrats53%No College Degree: republicans43%

More to the story in Maine 2020

The coronavirus pandemic and its devastating economic fallout are two major issues that have an impact on the election. NBC News is tracking and updating daily the number of coronavirus related deaths in each state and U.S. territory, as well as the jobless claims as reported weekly by the Department of Labor that counts how many people have filed for unemployment benefits.

U.S. ClaimsWeekly
change
60-day
trend
Monthly
change
3,690,000+1.01%
-0.99%
13,355-3.60%
-13.81%
Maine Claims

The expected vote is the total number of votes that are expected in a given race once all votes are counted. This number is an estimate and is based on several different factors, including information on the number of votes cast early as well as information provided to our vote reporters on Election Day from county election officials. The figure can change as NBC News gathers new information.

Source: National Election Pool (NEP)