Life-Long Mainers Are Always Surprised to Discover We’re #1 in This
(that was wicked funny though!)
Believe it or not, we're NUMBER 1 nation wide in voter participation!
Nobody in our office could believe this.
Apparently, it sunk in when we were told as kids "If you don't vote, you have no right to complain!"
According to national statistics from the Interior Department and the US News and Word Report, Maine ranks #1 nationally with the percentage of citizens who vote in our regular elections.
That's pretty awesome. Maine is also ranked #1 for quality of life, when it comes to our crime rate. We have the lowest rate of violent crime per capita, nation wide.
We also lead the nation in the overall decline of opioid prescriptions per capita, so it's pretty good news all the way around!