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Last update: Apr 08, 2021
Who can vote
To register in Maine you must:
- be a citizen of the United States
- be a resident of Maine and the municipality in which you want to vote
- be at least 16 years old (you must be 18 years old to vote)
Vote in person
Vote on Election Day
Vote earlyMaine does offer early voting. There are no dates available right now, please check back later.
What to bring
- If you've voted in Maine before, you don't need to provide ID to vote.
- If you're a first-time voter that registered by mail, and didn't provide a copy of 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 documents to vote.
- Voters without ID: If you don't have ID or proof of residence, you can cast a challenged ballot. You may be asked to provide ID after the election for your ballot to count.
- For more information, please visit VoteRiders.
Vote by mail
Election Day registration
See what's on the ballot
Get step-by-step help
Military and overseas voters
- Fill out the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA), or download a copy. Your election official may have questions, so please provide an email address or phone number where they can reach you.
- Send the application to your election official.
- It is never too early to submit an FPCA! Please do so as soon as possible. .
- Please fill out and send back your ballot as soon as you receive it.
- States begin mailing absentee ballots at least 45 days before Election Day. If you haven't received your ballot by 30 days before Election Day, contact your local election office.
- You can still vote using the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB). Print, sign, and mail your FWAB to your local election office.
- If you mail a FWAB and then receive your regular absentee ballot, you should complete and mail your absentee ballot also. Election officials will ensure that only one ballot is counted.
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