Maine Voter Information

Facts At A Glance

Registration Deadline: October 18th (by mail)

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Do First Time Voters Need ID?

yes

Do All Voters Need ID?

no

Complete Maine Voter ID Laws

Do 1st time voters need ID? Yes
Do all voters need ID? No
Student ID accepted? No

 

What forms of ID are acceptable?

  • A government-issued photo ID document or credential, including, but not limited to, a current and valid U.S. passport military ID, driver’s license, or state identification
  • A government-issued identification document without a photograph, including, but not limited to, a certified birth certificate or a signed social security card
  • Official document confirming eligibility for public benefits, a bank statement, a utility bill, government check, a paycheck or other government document that shows your name and current address

Maine Student Voter Info

“Students who lived in Maine prior to attending school and who wish to establish or keep their Maine voting residency (i.e., at their parents’ address), should have no problem doing so unless they have already registered to vote in another state. If you move to a school address in Maine with the intention of making it your principal home, you should be able to establish voting residency there whether your residence is a dorm, apartment, house or even a hotel. Maine law defines residence as the place where you have a “fixed and principal home.” Maine courts have held that voting residency is equivalent to domicile.
Maine has a “gain or loss” provision which states that no voter will either gain or lose residency solely because of their presence in or absence from the state while attending school. It explicitly states that it may not be interpreted “to prevent a student at any institution of learning from qualifying as a voter” in the town “where the student resides while attending” that school.”

Maine Ex-Offender Voter Info

The right to vote is never taken away from individuals convicted of felony, even while incarcerated.