How to Submit a Petition for the 2024 State Convention

Any Democrat can propose an amendment to the MDP Platform or Charter, and run for State Committee, National Delegate, Democratic National Committee Member, and Presidential Elector by taking out an online petition through our system and collecting signatures from State Delegates and Alternates. Petitions will be circulated electronically by the MDP.

We will notify you when your petition has been accepted, and when it has received the required number of signatures. Please allow us a few business days to respond to your petition after it has been submitted due to the volume of requests.

The deadline to finish collecting signatures and submit a petition is May 17, 2024.

Please email petitions@mainedems.org with any questions.

https://www.mainedems.org/2024petitions

Nominate Exceptional Maine Democrats for 2024 Convention Awards

One of the most important functions we can do at the Maine Democratic State Convention is to recognize those people who are exceptional in their field. Whether it is for public service, party activism, or volunteerism and grassroots support, please take a minute to nominate an exceptional Maine Democrat for one of our three Convention Awards. 

The deadline to submit nominations is April 30th.

https://www.mainedems.org/convention-awards

Join Us at the 2024 Maine Democratic State Convention!

Every two years, thousands of Democrats from all corners of Maine come together to shape the future of the Party. It’s an incredible gathering that combines important decision-making and powerful community building. This is the Democratic State Convention, and you don’t want to miss it!


Where? Cross Insurance Center, Bangor
When? May 31st – June 1st, 2024

Reduced-price early-bird tickets are available now through April 15th! 

After April 15th, ticket prices will increase to $65. 

After May 5th, late registrants will be charged $70.

https://www.mainedems.org/2024convention

Next Meeting – April 7th @ 11:00 AM

Please join us for the upcoming April meeting of the Cumberland County Democratic Committee. On Sunday, April 7th, from 11:00 – 12:30 PM via Zoom, we will talk about the upcoming State Convention 2024 and 2024 Democratic National Convention. If you wish to attend the State Convention as a delegate, we will be holding elections for vacant seats – this is your opportunity if you missed your caucus. We will also have an overview about the National Delegate Selection process and the State Party Platform Process
Please note, this meeting is being scheduled for 90 minutes (1.5 hours) via Zoom. The Zoom information is below.

 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the gathering.
Welcome to New CCDC Members 
Approval of Chair’s Agenda – Chair Joe Z. 
Election of Delegates to State Convention (10 min)
Featured Guest Speaker – Wayne K., for presentation on Delegate Selection (30 min)
Featured Guest Speaker –  Dan S., on the platform process (15 min)
Approval of the January Minutes – Secretary Angel B. 
Treasurer’s Report – Treasurer Marcia S.
Program Committee Chair – Jay P.
Communications Chair – Chad J.
Anti-Racism and Inclusion Committee Chair – Dick F. 
Fundraising Chair – Olivia V.
Municipal Committee Check Ins 
Election of New CCDC Membership (At-Large Members)
New Business

Cumberland County Democratic Committee is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Cumberland County Democratic Committee’s Zoom Meeting (April 2024)
Time: Apr 7, 2024 11:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErceyqqDIjEtSDhy_-FA1QBGez3HOOZMVs

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Voting Info For March 5

Absentee ballots must be received by your municipal clerk before 8pm tomorrow, March 5th. 

If you still have your absentee ballot you should deliver it in person to your municipal clerk’s office, or an absentee ballot drop box if it is available. Some municipalities may require you to bring your ballot to your polling place on Election Day, March 5.

If you are an unenrolled voter, this will be your first chance to help us choose our nominee!  

Thanks to Maine’s new semi-open primary system, all you need to do is ask your clerk for the Democratic primary ballot. Remember, you will only be allowed to vote in one Party’s primary.

Not registered to vote? Maine has same-day voter registration! 

You can find guidance on who is eligible to register to vote, and how you can register at the polls on Election Day here.

Issues voting? 

If you are experiencing problems while voting or believe you are being unlawfully denied the right to vote, you can contact Maine’s Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions at 207-624-7736.

Don’t miss out on this important part of the 2024 election, as Maine Democrats come together to help select our Party’s nominee!

Election Day!

Election Day is tomorrow, March 5th for the Maine Presidential Primary!

This is a critical part of the democratic process, as we come together with our fellow Maine Democrats and with primary voters in 16 other states and territories to help select our Party’s nominee!

Polls are open from 8am to 8pm in most municipalities, but some polling locations will open 1-2 hours earlier or later. You can find a full list of polling locations and times below.

FIND MY POLLING PLACE

Basic information about the MDP state convention and the election of delegates to the national convention.

Important Dates

  • March 5 – Maine Presidential Primary
  • May 17 – Deadline to file for all elected positions, and to file amendments to the Charter and Platform
  • May 31 & June 1 – Maine Democratic State Convention in Bangor

State Convention

  • Registration for the State Convention will become available after the presidential primary by March 15
  • State convention delegates will declare their presidential preference as they register.
  • DNC members and presidential electors will be elected, county parties will elect their DSC members, and a platform and charter amendments will be considered.
  • Voting will be online, starting in the week before the state convention. If you cannot attend, you may vote from home.

National Convention delegates

  • Maine will have 32 delegates and 2 alternates to the Democratic National Convention.
  • Results from the primary will determine the number of national delegates each presidential candidate will have.
  • 24 delegates will be elected according to the presidential primary vote, and 8 will be automatic. 
  • Delegates will be elected by congressional district, statewide, and in a category for elected Democrats and Democratic Party officers.

Cumberland Caucus Information February, 2024

TOWNDATETIMECOVENENERLOCATIONADDRESS
Baldwin4-Feb 1:00 PMCassie D/Doris P Windham Gymnasium8 School Rd. Windham ME
Bridgton4-Feb 1:00 PMCassie D/Doris P Windham Gymnasium8 School Rd. Windham ME
Brunswick2/3/2411:00 AMDan AnkelesBrunswick Junior High School65 Columbia Ave Brunswick, ME 04011
Cape Elizabeth3-Feb1:30 PMKaren HesselSouth Portland Community Center21 Nelson Road, South Portland, ME 04106
Casco4-Feb11:00 AMBrian TuckerCasco Community Center940 Meadow Rd, Casco, ME 04015
ChebeagueFeb. 42:00 PMMary HoltIsland Hall247 S Rd, Chebeague Island, ME 04017
Cumberland4-Feb11:00 AMMike WilliamsCumberland Town Hall290 Tuttle Rd, Cumberland Center, ME 04021
Falmouth4-Feb1:00 PMKaren FarberLunt Auditorium74 Lunt Road
Freeport3-Feb1:00 PMTom BullFreeport High School30 Holbrook St, Freeport, ME 04032
Frye Island4-Feb 1:00 PMCassie D/Doris PWindham Gymnasium8 School Rd. Windham ME
GorhamFeb. 33:00 PMMaureen TerryGorham Rec Center75 South St. Gorham, ME 04038
Gray3-Feb1:00 PMTed MacdonaldGray Town Office24 Main St, Gray, ME 04039
Harpswell4-Feb1:00 PMMary BrennanSchool Gym308 Harpswell Islands Rd, Harpswell, ME 04079
Harrison4-Feb1:00 PMCassie D/Doris PWindham Gymnasium8 School Rd. Windham ME
Long Island3-Feb12:00 PMKatharine StewartLong Island Learning Center33 Fern Ave, Long Island, ME 04050
Naples4-Feb1:00 PMCassie D/Doris PWindham Gymnasium8 School Rd. Windham ME
New Gloucester4-Feb2:00 PMJulie FralichNew Gloucester Community Building385 Intervale Road, New Gloucester, Maine 04260
North Yarmouth3-Feb2:00Kathleen ConradWescustogo Hall & Community CenterMemorial Hwy #120, North Yarmouth, ME 04097
Portland3-Feb10:00 AMMeg HarnedKing Middle School92 Deering Ave. Portland ME 04102
Pownal3-Feb1:00 PMTom BullFreeport High School30 Holbrook St, Freeport, ME 04032
Raymond4-Feb1:00 PMCassie D/Doris PWindham Gymnasium8 School Rd. Windham ME
Scarborough3-Feb9:00 AMRachel HendricksonWentworth School20 Quentin Dr., Scarborough
Sebago4-Feb1:00 PMCassie D/Doris PWindham Gymnasium8 School Rd. Windham ME
South Portland3-Feb1:30 PMMatt BeckSouth Portland Community Center21 Nelson Road, South Portland, ME 04106
Standish4-Feb3-JanMaurie HillStandish Town Hall Chambers175 Northeast Rd, Standish, ME 04084
Westbrook4-Feb4:30 PMDaniel NeuvilleWestbrook Community Center – Elm Room426 Bridge St, Westbrook, ME 04092
Windham4-Feb1:00 PMCassie D/Doris PWindham Gymnasium8 School Rd. Windham ME
Yarmouth4-Feb2-4PMMeghan CaseyHarrison Middle School200 McCartney Street, Yarmouth, ME

Questions About Caucus Locations? Email Us At cumberlandcountydems@gmail.com

Caucus and Convention Information: https://www.mainedems.org/caucus-convention

Important Dates: February 3 & 4, 2024 – Municipal and Regional Caucuses

February 10 & 11, 2024 – Municipal and Regional Caucuses Snow Date

March 5, 2024 – Maine Presidential Primary

May 31 & June 1, 2024 – Maine Democratic State Convention in Bangor

Reminder – Meeting Next Week!

Greetings friends-

Please join us for the first Cumberland County Democratic Committee meeting of 2024!  On Sunday, January 28th, from 3:00 – 4:00 PM via Zoom, we will talk about the upcoming caucuses on February 3 & 4 this year, where to attend, and what to expect. Shenna Bellows will be our featured speaker!
Please note, this meeting is being scheduled for one (1) hour via Zoom. 



Please register in advance:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZArd-qrrjgjHdI3okml_Vnm1SabBWdyuyUT
 After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the gathering.
Welcome
Approval of Chair’s Agenda – Chair Joe Z.
Featured Guest Speaker – Shenna Bellows
Approval of the April Minutes – Secretary Angel B. 
Treasurer’s Report – Treasurer Marcia S.
Program Committee Chair – Jay P.
Communications Chair – Chad J.

Anti-Racism and Inclusion Committee Chair – Dick F. 
Fundraising Chair – Olivia V.
Municipal Committee Check Ins 
2024 Caucus Discussion
New CCDC Membership (At-Large Members)
New Business
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