The general election is Nov 3, 2020
Maine, here’s all the info you need to know!

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Important Dates to know, Maine!

New Voter Registration Deadline

Sat Oct 31, 2020

Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Postmarked by Mon Oct 19, 2020

Early Voting

No information available, please check back later.

Can I Vote by Mail? (Absentee)

Tue Nov 3, 2020 8:00PM EST
Received by Tue Nov 3, 2020 8:00PM EST
Sat Oct 31, 2020

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

Am I eligible to register to vote?

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
Service members and their dependents may register and request a ballot using the federal voter registration/ballot request form ("FPCA"). You will have the following identification options when completing the form:
  • U.S. State or Territory or District Issued ID
  • Option to Indicate that you do not have the Requested ID
  • Last 4 Digits of your Social Security Number
U.S. citizens living abroad have the right to vote as absentee voters, provided they are eligible to vote in their state. If you are living outside of the U.S. permanently, indefinitely, or temporarily, your voting rights stay with you, even if you never voted when you lived in the U.S. To vote from overseas:
  • Complete and send an overseas voter registration/ballot request form to your election office in the U.S. This is one specific form that will register you as an overseas voter and request your absentee ballot – simultaneously.

Can I vote if I have a record?

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

I am a college student. Where do I register to vote?

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.

Will I need ID?

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:
  • The 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:
  • ID Card
  • Utility Bill, Bank Statement, Government Check, or Paycheck that Shows your current name and address
  • Valid 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
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

The info on this page is for:

Maine Voter Info

If you want info for a different state or U.S. territory, go here