Voting In Maine

GENERAL ELECTION (MIDTERM)
November 6, 2018
VOTER REGISTRATION DEADLINE
October 16, 2018
Election Day Registration Available

 

 
VOTER REGISTRATION

Online Registration?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to create online voter registration for all Maine voters.

Paper Form Registration

Voters can download and print a form that can be mailed or hand delivered to their Municipal Registrar.

DEADLINE: Received twenty-one (21) days before any Election.

Election Day Registration

YES. Voters can register to vote at their polling place on Election Day.

Automatic Registration?

NO. Contact your state representatives and ask them to enact automatic voter registration in Maine.

Pre-Register Youth?

LIMITED. A voter may register to vote if they will be eighteen (18) on or before the next Election.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to allow voters to pre-register to vote after they turn sixteen (16).

Registration Portability?

YES. Registered voters who move within the state without updating their registration can, on Election Day, change their address with their municipal registrar and then cast a regular ballot at their new polling place.

Click HERE to find your Polling Place.

VOTING

ID required to vote?

PARTIAL. First time registrants who registered by mail and did NOT provide ID when they registered will be required to present a Maine Driver’s License or other valid photo ID, a current utility bill, a bank statement, a paycheck stub or other government document that shows the voter’s current name and address.

Absentee Voting?

YES. Maine is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which means all registered voters can request an absentee ballot. Voters can request an absentee ballot online, or they can visit or call their Municipal Clerk to request an absentee ballot.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Must be received by the third business day before Election Day.

Vote-by-Mail?

YES. Maine is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which allows all registered voters to vote an absentee ballot by mail.

See ABSENTEE VOTING for more information.

Early Voting?

LIMITED. Maine is a No-Excuse Absentee Voting state which means all registered voters may apply for an absentee ballot In-Person at their Municipal Clerk's Office and vote that ballot in the same trip.

In-Person Absentee Voting begins as soon as ballots are available (30-45 days before Election Day) and ends three (3) days before Election Day unless voter has an acceptable excuse. See ABSENTEE VOTING for more info.

Contact your state representatives and ask them to expand In-Person Early Voting to more locations and to all Maine voters.

Youth Vote in Primary?

YES. Registered voters who will be eighteen (18) on or before Election Day may vote in the preceding Primary Election.

 

 

Student Voters

Students attending college in Maine should visit the CAMPUS PROJECT for more information on registering to vote and voting in Maine.

Military/Overseas

Military and Overseas Voters should go to the Federal Voting Assistance Program website for more information on registering to vote and voting in Maine.

Felony conviction?

If you are incarcerated in a correctional facility or in a county jail, you are entitled to register to vote in the Maine municipality where you previously established residency (a fixed and principal home to which you intend to return) prior to incarceration and you may vote by absentee ballot.

Voters With Disabilities

Voters with disabilities should go HERE for more info.

 

 

DISCLAIMER: We try to have the most current and complete information. But, if you think something is incorrect or incomplete, please feel free to LET US KNOW so we can correct it. Furthermore, we encourage voters to contact their state election officials if they have any questions.