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Maine Votes gives users instant access to concise, plain language and objective descriptions of every single bill, amendment, and vote that takes place in the Maine legislature. Unlike any other bill tracking utility, is unique because all legislative actions are described - not just those selected by a particular interest group. It is searchable by legislator, keyword, subject categories, or a combination of these, so users can create their own custom "voting record guide." has all these features:

Maine Votes is a free public service of The Maine Heritage Policy Center, an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit research and educational institution. Its purpose is to inform citizens, community leaders, business people, media, and public officials about legislation that affects their families, schools, jobs and communities. The site empowers citizens to take a more active part in the democratic process, and hold their elected representatives accountable.


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About descriptions: The descriptions on this site are assembled by the editor from a variety of sources. Bill sponsors, legislative analysts, and policy specialists from The Maine Heritage Policy Center and from many other organizations are often consulted to provide background and context for particular bills or votes. Many descriptions contain verbatim passages from bill analyses created by legislative agencies and other non-copyrighted public sources.


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