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How much do you know about Tuesday’s election?

Posted on November 04, 2013 by jensmith in Election coverage, News

The Free Press asked 100 students from both Gorham and Portland about the upcoming election. Of those 100 students, 52 did not know there was a state election on Tuesday, and of the students who knew about the election, more than a third weren’t familiar with the state referendum questions . Most of the students […]

Know your rights!

Posted on November 04, 2013 by Sidney Dritz in Election coverage, News

A selection of Maine voters’ rights: You have the right to use Maine’s Accessible Voting System. If you are in line to vote by 8 p.m., you must be allowed to vote, you cannot be sent away. If you have already registered to vote, you do not need to show ID to get a ballot. […]

Bowles and King talk economy and education

Posted on September 10, 2012 by Brian Saxton in Election coverage, News

On Sunday, independent candidate for Maine Senate Angus King held a town-hall style forum on national debt with special guest Erskine Bowles for a conversation on the economy and some clear implications of economic policy on higher education. Bowles makes it clear that any plan to fix the economy must include both cuts and investments. […]

Professor predicts win for LePage; Cutler in second

Posted on November 02, 2010 by Michael Shepherd in Election coverage

University of Maine at Farmington political science professor Jim Melcher said Tuesday afternoon that Republican Paul LePage will win the race for Maine governor today by “a few percentage points” and with a percentage of the vote “in the high 30s.” Independent Eliot Cutler, he said, will finish second with Democrat Libby Mitchell running third. […]

The Maine college student’s guide to the gubernatorial election

Posted on October 28, 2010 by USM Free Press in Election coverage

The Free Press and the Maine Campus, the University of Maine’s student newspaper, posed a series of questions to the five gubernatorial candidates who will be on the ballot Nov. 2. Independent Eliot Cutler and Democrat Libby Mitchell responded by e-mail, and their answers are directly quoted below. The answers from Republican Paul LePage and […]

Complete election coverage

Posted on April 15, 2002 by USM Free Press in Election coverage

567 votes say it all. Just over 5 percent of the student body turned out to vote on the 31st Student Senate elections and referendum questions.

A contested Senate race, several write-ins, and high-impact referendum questions appear to have motivated students to get out and vote.

Voters say NO on #3

Posted on April 15, 2002 by Erin Zwirn in Election coverage

By Erin Zwirn

Gorham Editor

Chants and flyers saying “NO” and “YES” on Question #3 turned the campus into a political war zone on Tuesday and Wednesday during the Student Senate elections.

Students overwhelmingly voted “No” on Question #3: 468 to 88. The 84 percent “No” vote will keep the Student Senate from assuming direct financial control of The Free Press and WMPG.

Voters reject on-campus smoking ban

Posted on April 15, 2002 by Sherry Whittemore in Election coverage

Although Student Senators expected a landslide “No” vote on a referendum to eliminate smoking at USM during last week’s elections, they were surprised by a very close count.

“I mean, we figured it would fail. We knew it would be unpopular but I’m surprised that it’s not as unpopular as we expected.