Maine Election Information

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Registration Information

The deadline to register vote in Maine is: Postmarked 21 days before the election. You may also register in person on Election Day.

To register, you must be a United States citizen, at least 17 years of age, and have established a fixed principal home in Maine.

To vote in a Referendum or General Election, you must be registered in the community where you reside, and be at least 18 years of age.  A 17 year old may vote in a Primary Election, if he/she will be 18 by the General Election.

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When can I vote in Maine?

Early Voting Information

In-person early voting available? Yes
By mail early voting available? Yes


You may vote early by absentee ballot.

To vote absentee in person, you may do so at the clerk's office as soon as absentee ballots are available - generally 30-45 days before the election.  You should contact the county clerk to determine when absentee ballots will be available and the hours for voting.

To vote absentee by mail, you must request an absentee ballot in advance, and no later than the third business day prior to the election.  The voted ballot must be returned to the municipal clerk by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

Voting Hours on Election Day

The polls are open from:

Voting places are open between 6:00am and 10:00am on Election Day, depending on the size of the town, and close at 8:00pm.

Please contact your state election office for additional voting information, or click here to learn more about voting absentee in your state.

Where do I vote?

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For more information, contact your state election office.

What do you need to bring?

If you are registered to vote before Election Day, you do not need ID at the polls. 

If you register in-person at the polls on Election Day, you will be asked to provide proof of identity and residence.  Acceptable forms of identification include: 1) your ME driver's license number or last 4 digits of your social security number; or another valid photo ID; AND (2) one of the following that shows your name and address: a current utility bill, a bank statement, a paycheck, or another government document.  If you do not bring both of these in before Election Day, your name will still be put into the list of registered voters and you can cast a challenged ballot. 

For more information, contact your state election office.

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