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Maine

Abbreviation: 
ME

Maine Election Dates

2018 Election Dates TBA.

Contact your local Board of Elections for more information.

Maine Early Voting

You may vote absentee at the clerk's office as soon as absentee ballots are available. Absentee ballots are available 30 days before the election at the municipal clerk's office. You do not need to complete an application if you vote in person at the municipal clerk's office.

Maine Registration Deadline

To register by mail, you must do so 21 days before Election Day. However, you are able to register in person up until and on Election Day. When registering in person 21 days before an election, or on Election Day, you must show proof of identity and residency.

Not registered? Use our registration tool to fill out your application!

 

 

Maine Polling Place Locator

You can find your polling place by utilizing your state resource.

If you have further questions on your polling place location, please contact your county clerk.

Maine Polling Place Hours

All polls open between 6am and 10pm depending on the population of the town. Local officials can give you the exact opening time for your community. All voting places close at 8pm on election day.

Maine Poll Worker Information

In order to be a poll worker in Maine:

  • You must be registered to vote in Maine
  • You must be at least 18 years of age; except students 17 or older may work at the polls as student election clerks for specific elections
  • You must attend training at least once every two years
  • You might be entitled to compensation, depeding on the jurisdiction

To sign up, contact your local board of elections.

 

Maine Absentee Ballot Process

Any registered voter may cast an absentee ballot instead of voting in person at the polling place on Election Day. You do not need to have a specific reason or be unable to vote at the polls on Election Day to receive an absentee ballot.

You can request an absentee ballot online here beginning 3 months before Election Day. If you don't want to request a ballot online, you can contact your municipal clerk either in person on through the phone. A ballot will then be mailed to your address.

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