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Maine

Abbreviation: 
ME

Maine Candidate and Ballot Info

Beginning in 2018 Maine has a ranked choice voting, which allows voters to rank the candidates on their ballot in order of their preference (1st choice, 2nd choice, 3rd choice, etc.).

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For information on federal campaign contributions, please visit Open Secrets.

For information on state campaign contributions, please visit your state's resource.

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 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 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.

 

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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.

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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.

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

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