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voter registration

Democrats, Unenrolled Increase, Republicans Decrease

The Bangor Daily News has new state registration numbers by party, and things look good for Democrats, with Democratic registration increasing by 3%, unenerolled registration increasing by 1%, and Republican registration decreasing by 2%.

These numbers are small compared to the Democratic registration increases in other states, like Virginia, where the Obama campaign has concentrated more resources on voter registration. Of course, Maine has always had high registration and turnout compared to the rest of the country.

Another bit of news: the Secretary of State's Office is preparing for 40% of the votes this year to be submitted by absentee ballot.