Students choose Biden for president in 2020 Mock Election

Tue, 10/27/2020 - 12:45pm
    AUGUSTA — Students from 92 Maine schools chose Democratic nominee Joe Biden in the U.S. presidential race, in Student Mock Election results tallied Oct. 21 in Augusta, according to a news release from the Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap.

    The voting has been underway at Maine schools since mid-October, for the offices of U.S. President, U.S. Representative and U.S. Senate.

    Chellie Pingree (D-North Haven) won the student vote for the District 1 U.S. Representative to Congress seat and Jared Golden (D-Lewiston) won for the District 2 U.S. Representative to Congress seat.

    Students chose Sara Gideon (D-Freeport) in the U.S. Senate race.

    Full results are posted online at Statewide results will be provided to the national mock election program for inclusion in national results.

    "The mock election is a great opportunity for students to learn about democracy and feel prepared to exercise their right to vote in a few years," said Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap. “It's an important introduction to the process.”

    Due to pandemic gathering restrictions, the mock election in-person Rally and Tally event was canceled this year, but students can experience the department’s new virtual tour of a polling place at, created with the cooperation of Lewiston City Clerk Kathy Montejo.

    For more information about the mock election, visit