Earlier this month, Maine’s Secretary of State released a new registration tally, as of November 6, 2012. When compared with the previous tally (from June 2012) the new tally shows that the two minor parties tallied by the state grew at a faster rate than any other type of voters.
The June 2012 tally showed: independents 337,535 (36.46%), Democrats 297,445 (32.13%), Republicans 258,463 (27.92%), Greens 32,315 (3.49%), American Elect 58 (.006%).
The November 2012 tally is: independents 361,797 (36.76%), Democrats 314,993 (32.00%), Republicans 269,589 (27.39%), Greens 37,764 (3.84%), Americans Elect 77 (.008%).
The Maine Green Party’s share of the registration is higher than that of any other minor party in any state, except the New York Independence Party has 3.96% and the Independent American Party of Nevada has 4.62%. The Independent American Party of Nevada is the Nevada affiliate of the Constitution Party. Thanks to Brent McMillan for the news about the new Maine registration tally.