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"VOTE!" by Paul Sableman licensed under CC BY 2.0

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Success Story: What it Took to Bring Open Primaries to Maine

September 8, 2021

Open Primaries and Open Primaries Maine launched an effort in 2017 to enact semi-open primaries legislation. It passed after a multi-year campaign in June 2021. This report will shed light on this multi-year process and offer political reform advocates ideas and practical lessons learned that can be useful in other venues.

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