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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.

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Important Dates - State Primary

State Primary Election Day
State Primary Registration Deadline (by mail)
State Primary Type

Voting Information for Maine

Don’t miss your next election!

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.

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 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.

Statewide Primaries

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

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Early Voting + Absentee Voting

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.

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Voter ID + Access for Maine

Do Voters Need ID?

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

More Chances to Register

  • You can register to vote during Early Voting.
  • You can register to vote on Election Day.

  • Pre-registration

    • The pre-registration age is 17
    • 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.