State of Maine Voting Requirements

 

U.S. Domestic Voters

Federal and State Elections

Maine State Elections held on Tue Nov 2, 2021

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

  • Post received by Tue Oct 12, 2021
  • In-Person, Received by Tue Nov 2, 2021

Absentee Ballot Request

Thu Oct 28, 2021

Absentee Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 2, 2021
  • Post received by Fri Nov 5, 2021

Early Voting

Dates Vary by County. Contact Local Election Office. - Contact Local Election Office
Includes the Maine Referendum Election as well as Maine House of Representatives District 86 Special Election.

Local Elections

Augusta Regular Elections held on Tue Nov 2, 2021

Type

Deadlines

New Voter Registration

  • Post received by Tue Oct 12, 2021
  • In-Person, Received by Tue Nov 2, 2021

Absentee Ballot Request

Thu Oct 28, 2021

Absentee Ballot Return

  • Postmarked by Tue Nov 2, 2021
  • Post received by Fri Nov 5, 2021

Early Voting

Dates Vary by County. Contact Local Election Office. - Contact Local Election Office

Registration

You can register to vote or update your registration information:

  • by mail
  • in person at your elections office
  • at the polls on Election Day

Election Day Voting

Polling places open between 6am and 10am and remain open until 8pm on Election Day.

Find my polling place

Early Voting

A registered voter may vote early by absentee ballot at a municipal clerk's office beginning at least 30 days before the election. The voter will not need to complete an absentee application if voting in person. Contact your local clerk's office to inquire about early voting hours.

Absentee Voting

Any registered voter may request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.

You are eligible to vote in Maine if you:

  • Are a U.S citizen
  • Are a resident of Maine
  • Are at least 18 years old by Election Day
  • Live in the precinct where you vote for at least 30 days prior to the election

You may preregister to vote in Maine

  • At the age of 17

Student Eligibility

If you are a student, you are eligible to vote in Maine if:

  • You reside in Maine but are attending college in another state
  • You reside in another state but attend college in Maine

Voter Registration

To register to vote in Maine you should provide one of the following:

  • Your Maine Driver's License Number
  • Your Maine ID Number

If you do not have these IDs, you may provide:

  • Last Four Digits of your Social Security Number

If you are registering to vote for the first time by mail, you will need to provide a copy of a valid ID. Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Maine ID Card
  • Utility Bill, Bank Statement, Government Check, or Paycheck that Shows your current name and address
  • Valid Maine Driver's License except one issued to an individual that is not a United States citizen
  • Government Issued Document that shows your current name and address

You can alternatively show one of these documents when you vote to complete your registration.

Voting In-Person

If you registered to vote in Maine, you may be required to present valid ID if you are voting for the first time or your registration is incomplete. You can use any ID from this list:

  • Document showing Proof of Address
  • Current and Valid Photo ID

Domestic Voter

In-Person Mail Fax Email Online

Voter Registration

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Absentee Ballot Request

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Blank Ballot To Voter

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Voted-Absentee Ballot Return

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Maine allows same day registration and voting and voters can vote absentee without a reason. Same day registration and voting is allowed at your polling place. To be counted, voted absentee ballots must be received by the municipal clerk by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.