Lincoln County, ME Voting


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Lincoln, ME County has a long history of political engagement and lively discussion about important local issues. Local politics are generally conservative, as evidenced by the voting preferences of the county’s citizens in recent elections. Local government is led by a county commission made up of five members, each elected for four-year terms. The commission meets regularly to discuss and decide on issues such as road improvements, public safety initiatives, and budgeting. Several local organizations also work to ensure transparency in government operations and promote civic engagement through events like town hall meetings and debates. Lincoln County is home to an active local political scene that encourages everyone to get involved and have their voice heard.

The political climate in Lincoln County, ME is somewhat liberal.

In Lincoln County, ME 53.8% of the people voted Democrat in the last presidential election, 43.5% voted for the Republican Party, and the remaining 2.8% voted Independent.

In the last Presidential election, Lincoln county remained strongly Democratic, 53.8% to 43.5%.
Lincoln county voted Democratic in the last five Presidential elections, after voting Republican in 2000.

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Lincoln County, ME is somewhat liberal.

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Maine is somewhat liberal.

The BestPlaces liberal/conservative index is based on recent voting in national elections, federal campaign contributions by local residents, and consumer personality profiles.

Displaying 20 years of Presidential voting, visualized in one word.

Lincoln, Maine: r d D D d D

How It Works:
Here at BestPlaces, we were looking at the voting patterns since the 2000 election and realized that we could express the results of each election as one letter. R if the Republican Party candidate won, D for the Democrat and I for the Independent. The six elections (2000, 2004, 2008, 2012, 2016, 2020) would be expressed as six-letter word (R R D R R).

Then we went a little further and added the dimension of magnitude. If the difference of victory was greater than 10 percent, the letter is upper case, and lower case if the difference was less than 10 percent. This allows us to see interesting voting patterns at just a glance.

Here's the VoteWord for Iowa d r d d r. In the last six elections the state has been closely contested, voting narrowly for the Republican Party candidate in 2016 and 2020 after voting for the Democratic Party in 2008 and 2012. Virginia (r r d d d D) has voted for the Democratic Party in the last three elections.

Individual Campaign Contributions in Lincoln County, ME

In the last 4 years (2018-2021), there were 5,459 contributions totaling $377,953 to the Democratic Party and liberal campaigns, averaging $69 per contribution.

In the last 4 years, there were 574 contributions totaling $194,460 to the Republican Party and conservative campaigns, averaging $339 per contribution.

(source: Federal Election Commission)

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