Instructions for voting

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  • How To: Register to Vote

    Voter registration requirements and deadlines. Register to vote

  • How To: Vote

    Find out how, where, and when to vote. How to vote

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How to Register to Vote

Registration requirements

  • Be a US citizen
  • Must have established and maintain a voting residence (a fixed and principal home) in the municipality where you’re registering
  • Be at least 17 years old at the time of registration
  • Be at least 18 years old by Nov 6

How to Vote

Vote early
Oct 8–Nov 6

Bring an accepted form of ID


Vote on Election Day
Nov 6

Polls open between 6 AM–10 AM, depending on your location. All polls close at 8PM. You’re allowed to vote if you’re in line by 8PM.

Bring an accepted form of ID.


Who can vote early

Any registered voter in Maine can vote early in person.

 

Absentee/mail ballot received by
November 6

Vote early
Oct 9–Nov 6

Bring an accepted form of ID


Vote on Election Day
November 6

Polls open between 6 AM–10 AM, depending on your location. All polls close at 8PM. You’re allowed to vote if you’re in line by 8PM.

Bring an accepted form of ID.

Voting requirements
  • Be registered to vote in Maine. Call (207) 624-7650 or your registrar to check if you’re registered.
  • Be a US citizen
  • Live at an address in the municipality where you want to vote
  • Be 18 by Election Day, Nov 6

ID requirements

If you’re not voting for the first time in Maine, you don’t need to provide ID to vote in person

If you’re voting for the first time in Maine; submitted your registration by mail; and didn’t provide a copy your Maine driver’s license, Maine state ID card, or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document that shows your name and address when you registered, you may need to show one of these items to vote.

Frequently Asked Questions