Voting in
Maine

Brought to you by HeadCount

Thinking about voting by mail or voting early?

Don't let a mistake get in the way of making your voice heard.
Make your vote count.

How & Where to Vote

Find out where to vote, how to vote, how to vote early, and how to vote by mail.

Register to Vote

Register to vote in Maine, or learn more about voter ID & rights.

Election Details

Visit the Maine Election Website or call (207) 624-7736 to learn more about your states voting details.

Have more questions about voting?

Voting Information for Maine


Your state has automatic voter registration.

Don’t miss your next election!

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.

 

Presidential Primaries

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.

Statewide Primaries

Some congressional seats, state offices and constitutional amendments may be included on the ballot.

Find Your Representatives Explore Candidate Guides

Early Voting + Absentee Voting

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.

Request Your BallotMore Mail-in & Early Voting Info

Voter ID + Access for Maine

Do Voters Need ID?

  • No, voters do not need an ID
  • Student IDs accepted

More Chances to Register

  • Your state has automatic voter registration.
  • You can register to vote during Early Voting.
  • You can register to vote on Election Day.

  • Pre-registration

    • The pre-registration age is 16
    • You can vote at age 17 in primary elections if you're 18 by the general election
    Youth participation is affected by changing state legislation or party rules. If we are not up to date please let us know.

    Have you been convicted of a felony?
    See what the registration laws are in your state below.

    Felon Re-Enfranchisement Laws

     

     

    Voting and attending college?
    Get information on how to vote from Campus Vote Project below.

    College Student Voting Info