Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.
Register to vote in Maine, or learn more about voter ID & rights.
Your state has automatic voter registration.
Your voter registration application by mail or online must be received by Oct. 19th. You can vote in person with an absentee ballot, on Election Day, or vote by mail in Maine.
Your polling place hours vary by location, with start times between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Missed the mail voter registration deadline? No problem! You can register to vote in person through Election Day at your town elections office or city hall.
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 transitioned from holding a caucus to a primary system presidential preference elections. In order to participate, 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.
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: Oct. 5th to Oct. 30th
You can vote in-person at your municipal clerk’s office from Oct. 5th to Oct. 30th, using an absentee ballot. No excuse required.
To vote absentee-by-mail, first you’ll need to apply for an absentee ballot no later than Oct. 29th. 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.