Voting in Maine
Voter Registration In Maine
Who Can Register In Maine
To register to vote in Maine, you must:
- Be a U.S. citizen
- Be a resident of the municipality where you wish to register
- Be at least 16 years old
You must register to vote at least 21 days before the election you wish to vote in if registering by mail. There is no deadline to register in person.
Maine Election Day Registration
If you’re eligible to vote in Maine but have not yet registered, you can register and vote at your town office or city hall any day, including during the early voting period and on Election Day.
You can pre-register to vote in Maine when you turn 16.
Voting Rights Restoration
Maine does offer the right to vote during and after any period of incarceration. If you have a past conviction, learn more about your eligibility to vote.
Voting In Maine
Where To Vote In Maine
Vote-by-mail & Absentee
All voters are eligible to vote absentee/by mail in Maine; no excuse is needed.
Early Voting In Maine
Maine offers in-person early voting. No excuse is needed to vote early. Early voting begins 30 days before an election.
Primary Elections In Maine
Maine has closed primaries. In presidential, state, and congressional primaries, voters must affiliate with a party to vote in their primary, but unaffiliated voters may affiliate with a party on election day. Affiliated voters wishing to update their affiliation must do so at least 15 days before an election. You can update your affiliation 3 months after the date of your last party change. 17-year-olds can in the primary election if they will be 18 by the corresponding general election.
Voter ID In Maine
Additional Maine Resources
Your State Election Official
Maine Secretary of State
Phone number: 207.626.8400