By Mail: Delivered 21 business days before Election Day.
If you have missed the voter registration deadline, you can still register to vote and a cast a ballot at the same time during early voting or on Election Day. To register under these rules, you must visit the office of your Local Election Office before voting. Contact your Local Election Office with any questions.
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 18 years old by the time of the general election
Mail or hand-deliver your completed form to the address we provide.
Make sure you register before the voter registration deadline.
Maine absentee ballots
Absentee ballot application deadline:
Received 3 business days before Election Day.
You may be able to apply for an absentee ballot after this deadline if you sign an application stating you will be unexpectedly absent from the municipality on Election Day, are physically disabled, are a resident of a coastal island, or have an incapacity or illness that prevents you from leaving your home or treatment facility.
Voted ballots are due:
Received by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
Any registered Maine voter may apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.
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.
Your voted ballot must arrive by the deadline or it will not be counted.
Maine early voting
Early voting starts as soon as ballots are available (usually 30-45 days before Election Day)
Early voting ends Election Day.
Maine voter ID
If you’re not voting for the first time in Maine, you don’t need to provide ID to vote in person.
If you’re voting for the first time in Maine; submitted your registration 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 items to vote.
Local Election Office: This is the government office responsible for running elections in your region. Theses are the best people to contact if you have any questions at all about voting in your state.