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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.

Have more questions about voting?

Read our voting FAQ

Important Dates - Presidential Primary

Primary Election Date
Primary Registration Deadline (by mail)
Primary Type

Voting Information for Maine

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 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.

Don’t miss your next election!

Don’t miss your next election! You may register to vote with valid ID on Election Day. Preregistration is recommended.

The presidential primary election will be March 3, 2020. Maine voters previously affiliated with a party must make sure their registration is up to date with the party affiliation of their choice by February 17th. New and previously unaffiliated voters may register and declare their party through election day.

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Early Voting + Absentee Voting

Early Voting Dates: Feb. 2nd to March 2nd

You can vote in person at your municipal clerk’s office from Feb. 2nd to March 2nd at 8 p.m., 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 Feb. 29th. Then, when you complete your absentee ballot, it must be received by election day.

Request Absentee Ballot

Voter ID + Eligibility for Maine

Do Voters Need ID?

    No, voters do not need an ID
  • First time voters need ID

Voter Rights

Find out more about your rights in Maine.


  • You may pre-register for All Elections
  • The pre-registration age is 17
  • You can vote at age 17 in primary elections if you're 18 by the general election