How Waldoboro voted in presidential primaries, on state referendum

Tue, 03/03/2020 - 10:25pm

WALDOBORO — Voters heading to the polls in Waldoboro were tasked with voting for their choice of presidential candidate in Maine’s primary and on one state referendum question, a people’s veto to legislation signed into law by Governor Janet Mills in May 2019. 

The referendum question on the ballot reads: Do you want to reject the new law that removes religious and philosophical exemptions to requiring immunization against certain communicable diseases for students to attend schools and colleges and for employees of nursery schools and health care facilities?

Meanwhile, the 129th Maine Legislature enacted a Presidential Primary law in 2019 (PL 2019, Chapter 445), for the purpose of allowing Maine voters to designate their preference for the nomination of their party’s candidate.

The Green Independent Party chose not to participate in the Presidential Primary election but will hold party caucuses for voting for the Presidential candidate and conducting other party-building activities. 

Below is the alphabetical listing of candidates appearing on the ballot for Maine voters, with a notation of the state in which they claim full-time residence. Not all candidates filed to appear on the Maine ballot, or dropped out of the race before filing to appear on the Maine ballot. 

Democratic Party

Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (Delaware): Biden is the nation’s former vice president and a former senator from Delaware. 

Michael R. Bloomberg (New York): Bloomberg is the former mayor of New York City and a media executive. 

Cory A. Booker (New Jersey): Booker is a U.S. Senator from New Jersey and former mayor of Newark, New Jersey. He suspended his campaign Jan. 13. 

Peter Buttigieg (Indiana): Buttigieg is the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana. He suspended his campaign March 1.

Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii): Gabbard serves in the U.S. House of Representatives representing Hawaii. 

Amy J. Klobuchar (Minnesota): Klobuchar is a U.S. Senator from Minnesota and former attorney for Hennepin County in Minnesota. She suspended her campaign March 2. 

Deval Patrick (Massachusetts): Patrick is a civil rights attorney and former governor of Massachusetts. He suspended his campaign Feb. 12. 

Bernard Sanders (Vermont): Sanders is a U.S. Senator and former U.S. Representative from Vermont. 

Thomas F. Steyer (California): Steyer is a hedge fund manager and philanthropist. He suspended his campaign Feb. 29.

Elizabeth A. Warren (Massachusetts): Warren is a U.S. Senator from Massachusetts and former Harvard University law professor. 

Marianne Williamson (Iowa): Williamson is a best-selling author and spiritual leader. She suspended her campaign Jan. 10. 

Andrew Yang (New York): Yang is a tech entrepreneur and philanthropist. He suspended his campaign Feb. 11. 

 

Republican Party

Donald J. Trump (Florida): Trump is the sitting U.S. President and a real estate developer. 

 

Below is a scrolling table of how Waldoboro voters cast their ballots in the race.