COVID-19 info

Maine absentee ballot deadlines

  • In Person: Received 3 business days before Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 3 business days before Election Day.
  • Online: Received 3 business days before Election Day.
  • Voted ballots are due: Received Election Day.

Maine absentee ballot rules

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

Maine absentee ballot directions

  1. Use our Absentee Ballot Tool to prepare your application.
  2. Sign and date the form. This is very important!
  3. Return your completed application to your Local Election Office as soon as possible. We'll provide the mailing address for you.
  4. All Local Election Offices will accept mailed or hand-delivered forms. Your Local Election Official will also let you fax or email the application.
  5. Double-check the deadlines and be sure to cast your voted ballot on time to be sure it is counted.
  6. Please contact your Local Election Office if you have any further questions about the exact process.

Once you receive your ballot...

  • Once you receive the ballot, carefully read and follow the instructions.
  • Sign and date where indicated.
  • Mail your voted ballot back to the address indicated.
  • Double-check the deadlines and be sure to cast your voted ballot on time to be sure it is counted.