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Maine General Election
Tuesday, November 6th
What is this Election?
General elections are held to determine which candidates are elected into office.
Register to Vote in Maine
When do I need to register to vote in Maine?
Mainers must have been registered to vote by Tuesday, October 16th.
How do I register to vote in Maine?
Am I already registered to vote?
You can check your current registration status online.
Who can register to vote in Maine?
To register as a voter in Maine, you must:
- Be a citizen of the United States
- Be a resident of Maine
- Be at least 18 years old by Election Day
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Where do I vote on Election Day?
On Election Day, you can cast your ballot at your designated precinct voting location.
To find yours, visit the Maine Polling Place Finder.
All polling places in Maine open between 6:00 am and 10:00 am, and close at 8:00 pm. Contact your locatl election officials for exact open times if needed.
Can I vote by mail?
Any registered voter in Maine can request an absentee ballot to vote by mail!
Vote by mail in Maine by requesting an absentee ballot.
Absentee ballot requests must be received by November 1st,
and returned no later than November 6th.
I'm in college away from home, which state do I vote in?
You can either register to vote in Maine or the state you're attending school in — but not both!
I'm not in the US right now, how do I vote?
If you are a military voter or a United States citizen living abroad, you should request an overseas absentee ballot.
What ID do I need to vote?
Voter ID is only required in Maine for first-time who did not verify their identity when registering. If you need to verify your identity at the polls, the following forms of ID are accepted:
- Maine Driver's license or photo ID
- A current utility bill, bank statement, government check, or paycheck
- Any government document that shows your name and voting address
What if I have a disability?
Dates and deadlines can change at any time
Get election reminders in Maine! We'll only send you about 6 emails per year.
Still have questions?
Having problems at the polls?
Voting is your right. Don't let anyone take it away. Experiencing Voter intimidation? Overzealous voter ID checks? Being turned away from voting? Faulty equipment?
Call the Election Protection Hotline for assistance.
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