October 06, 2020
BRUNSWICK, ME – This morning, U.S. Senator Angus King (I-Maine) cast his ballot in-person at the Brunswick Town Hall, sharing the following statement afterwards:
“The coronavirus pandemic will change the way our elections are conducted this year – meaning that Maine people should start thinking now about how they’re going to cast their vote,” said Senator King. “Communities across the state have started early voting this week, giving Maine people the opportunity to cast a ballot in-person on their own schedule and with increased social distancing. Some Maine people have already requested mail-in ballots – which can be tracked this year – while others will choose to head to the polls on Election Day. No matter how you’d prefer to vote, it’s vital that you make a plan now, to ensure that your voice will be heard in this fundamental democratic process.
Senator King has repeatedly sought to defend America’s elections from any interference and harm. In September, he wrote an op-ed in TIME emphasizing that in light of the coronavirus pandemic, Americans should be patient as election officials work to make sure every vote is counted. In that same column, he also called for candidates to put America’s democratic institutions before personal political interests, and remain patient in the face of uncertainty.