Press release

Sen. Maxmin earns perfect score from Democracy Maine for 2021 legislative record

Sen. Maxmin introduced legislation to open up Maine’s primary system to unenrolled voters
Tue, 09/21/2021 - 8:30am

AUGUSTA — Sen. Chloe Maxmin, D-Nobleboro, received a perfect score from Democracy Maine’s 2021 Legislative Scorecard for her voting record to clean up state government, get money out of politics and safeguard democracy. Sen. Maxmin was one of 15 members of the Maine Senate to earn a perfect score.

“I’m grateful for this recognition, and proud of the many important reforms we were able to achieve this year,” said Sen. Maxmin. “In today’s changing political climate, it’s more important than ever to make sure that Maine voters are the ones in the driver’s seat. With so many voters choosing not to register with any political party, I’m especially pleased that the Legislature supported my bill to allow unenrolled voters to participate in critical primary races. I’m looking forward to continuing this important work in the next legislative session.”

This session, Sen. Maxmin sponsored legislation to open up Maine’s primary system to unenrolled voters. She also supported other measures to ban corporate contributions to political candidates running for state office, to fully implement ranked-choice voting, to include racial impact statements as part of the legislative process, and other measures protecting the rights of Maine people to vote.

Democracy Maine is a collaboration between three nonpartisan organizations — the League of Women Voters of Maine, Maine Citizens for Clean Elections and Maine Students Vote — that work together to lead Maine in advocating for voter rights, campaign finance reform, modern and secure elections, government ethics, and voter education and engagement.

The coalition scored nine initiatives considered by the 130th Maine Legislature. Democracy Maine’s 2021 Legislative Scorecard can be viewed at