Maine

61% of 18-29 year olds voted in Maine in 2020*

*Source CIRCLE- Youth Voting and Civic Engagement in America

Your mail-in voter registration application must be received on or by October 18, 2021, in order to be eligible to vote in the 2021 General Election, unless you plan on doing same day voter registration in person.

Maine will hold Municipal General Elections on November 2, 2021.

Check Registration Status

Check your Maine voter registration status here.

Eligibility

In order to register to vote in Maine, you must be a U.S. citizen,
have a fixed residence in Maine, and at least 17 years old at the time of registration (must be 18 to vote).

  • Click here for more information about residency.
  • Students have the right to register in the municipality in Maine where they attend school, provided that they have established a voting residence there. See further explanations and specifications here.

Deadline

The deadline to register vote by mail in Maine for the General Election (November 2, 2021) is October 18, 2021. Maine also has same-day in-person voter registration.

Voter Registration Process

There are two options to register to vote in Maine, you may register to vote in-person or by mailing a printable application.

  • If you are unable to print the voter registration application, contact your county clerk to mail the form to you. A list of county clerks can be found here.
  • Further voter registration information for Maine can be found here.

This page was last updated on July 16, 2021.

Questions? Contact us here.

Vote-By-Mail Practices

Any registered Maine voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail. Click here to access the Maine Absentee Ballot Request form.

  • Can request an absentee ballot online beginning 3 months before Election Day (August 2, 2021) and ending 3 days (October 30, 2021) before the General Election.
  • Absentee ballots must be received by the municipal clerk by 8pm on Election Day (November 2, 2021) in order to be counted.
  • Further absentee voting information for Maine is listed here.

Early Voting

Maine offers early voting.

  • Early voting begins 30 days before an election (October 3, 2021).

Poll Finder

Locate your polling place here.

Election Day Practices

On Election Day, the polls open between 6am-10am (depending on the population of your town) and close at 8pm.

  • If you are already registered to vote, there is no need to show ID. If you are choosing to do same day voter registration, you will need ID that provides proof of both identity and residency.
  • Further Maine voting information is listed here.

This page was last updated on July 16, 2021.

Questions? Contact us here.