League of Women Voters



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.


To verify your voter registration status, please contact your municipal elections office.

Maine Overseas and Military Voters

You are a Military or Overseas voter if you are in uniformed services, living overseas OR a spouse or dependant of a uniformed services voter. To get registered and vote, you can utilize Overseas Vote Foundation.

If you have additional questions about elections and voting overseas you can use our state specific elections official directory or contact the Overseas Vote Foundation.


Information on local, state and federal candidates and ballot measures may be available here.

To see a list of available races, visit the race index.


If you are visually impaired, physically disabled, or are unable to read or write, you can be assisted.

For more information, you can utilize the American Association of People With Disabilities (AAPD) resource.


The voting systems used in Maine are optical scan and paper ballots.


If your eligibility to vote is questioned on Election Day, you are allowed to cast a challenged ballot. A challenged ballot must be counted the same as a regular ballot. The validity of a challenged ballot need not be determined unless it affects the results of an election.


Time off to vote is subject to the employer. Maine state law does not require employers to grant time off to vote for employees.


If you are already registered to vote, you do not need to provide identification to receive a ballot. If you are registering on Election Day, you will need to provide proof of identity and residency.


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Election Day Problems?

Call one of these hotlines:
1-866-OUR-VOTE (866-687-8683)
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)
1-844-418-1682 (Arabic)


Donations to the LWVEF, a 501(c)(3) organization, are tax-deductible. The LWVEF tax id number is 53-0239013.

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