If you are registering for the first time, you should plan on showing "proof of identification" the first time you vote. Proof of identification includes: (1) A current and valid photo identification or (2) A current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck or government document that shows your name and address.

COVID-19 info

  • The Primary Election previously scheduled for June 9 has been postponed to July 14 by an executive order from the Governor
    • Applications for absentee ballots for the July 14 election may be made in writing or in person up to and including the day of the election
  • Novel Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19), Center for Disease Control & Prevention, Maine Department of Health and Human Services

Maine voter registration deadlines

  • In Person: Election Day.
  • By Mail: Received 21 business days before Election Day.
  • Online: N/A

Election Day Registration:

If you register to vote within 21 days of an election, including on election day, you must appear in person to register at the municipal registrar in order to register. Photo ID and proof of residence is required. Contact your Local Election Office with any questions.

Maine voter registration rules

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 17 years old (you must be at least 18 years of age to vote, except that in primary elections you may vote if you are 17 but will be 18 by the general election)

Maine voter registration directions

  1. Use our Register to Vote Tool to fill out the National Voter Registration Form.
  2. Sign and date your form. This is very important!
  3. Mail or hand-deliver your completed form to the address we provide.
  4. Make sure you register before the voter registration deadline.