Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.
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Due to COVID-19, Maine has moved its state primary election from June 9th to July 14th. Absentee ballot requests previously submitted will be valid for the July election.
Maine voters have options for voter registration for the July 14th state primary election! You can register to vote by-mail through May June 23rd, or in-person on election day. If you would prefer to vote-by-mail, you must submit an application July 9th, no excuse required.
By party rules, only registered voters affiliated with a particular party may vote in its state primary. Please see Maine’s Democratic Party and Republican Party websites for details.
In 2020, Maine will transition from holding a caucus to a primary system presidential preference elections. In order to participate in an existing Maine voters who have previously been registered with another party must make sure they are affiliated with their party of choice fifteen days before the election. The party affiliation date is February 17, 2020.
New voters and those previously unaffiliated may register to vote and declare their party up to the election day, including in person at the polling location.
Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.
Early Voting Dates: TBD for July 14th election
You can vote in-person at your municipal clerk’s office from TBD for July 14th election, using an absentee ballot. No excuse required.
To vote absentee-by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot (click here) no later than July 9th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by election day.
The absentee ballot by-mail application period opens 90 days before the election. You must submit an application for each election.