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Maine

Abbreviation: 
ME

Maine ID Needed for Voting

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.

Maine ID Needed for Registration

When filling out your voter registration card, you must provide either your Maine driver's license number or the last four digits of your Social Security number. If you are a new voter in Maine, you must send a copy of either your Maine driver's license or a utility bill or a government document that states your name and address with your voter registration form.

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 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.

Maine Registration Deadline

To register by mail or through a voter registration drive, 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 Election Dates

The next election date is Tuesday, November 6, 2018 (General Election). The registration deadline eis Tuesday, October 16, 2018.

Contact your local Board of Elections for more information.

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