Gay Marriage | Maine | News

Voter Turnout Higher Than Expected in Maine

Originally, Secretary of State Matt Dunlap had projected 35%. Now, Ben Smith at Politico reports:

Maine_small "Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap told me just now that turnout there is far exceeding his projections -- news that would be good news for backers of same-sex marriage. 'We're seeing heavy and very steady turnout,' he said, attributing the surprise to the contested vote on a 'people's veto' of a same-sex marriage law driving Mainers to the polls. The city of Bangor -- Maine's third largest, and likely to tilt against repeal -- is projecting turnout over 50%, he said, and local analysts have said that higher turnout would likely favor the marriage law."

NOTE: Political director Corey Johnson and I will be live-blogging election results this evening here on the site. Please join us. Also, please send any interesting election day tips and photos to

Feed This post's comment feed


  1. Go Maine! Set a good example for New York!

    Posted by: Rob | Nov 3, 2009 3:14:10 PM

Post a comment


« «Major Gay Wedding Drama on One Life to Live« «