Refer to the box below for information about ID requirements.
Choosing a political party:
You must choose a political party affiliation when you register, or you can choose the option for 'unenrolled.' Political party options are Democrat, Republican, or Green Independent.
To update registration after a move, name change, or change of political party affiliation, use the voter registration form.
The Registrar of Voters in each town maintains the voter rolls. To remove someone from a voter roll, contact the local Registrar of Voters.
You can register to vote at your local town office or city hall, any Motor Vehicle branch offices, most state or federal social service agencies, or at a voter registration drive. You will need to complete a registration form and provide the following:
An ID is not required for mail-in registration, but you must provide one of the documents listed on the form to verify residence: You can print the voter registration form by going to the State of Maine Voter Guide, or you can contact your town clerk to have them mail it to you. To find where to mail your voter registration form, check the Listing of Municipal Clerks & Registrars. You will need to complete the form and provide the following:
Voters in ME do not need to show ID to get a ballot.
Maine voters are allowed to cast a challenged ballot, but may be required to show ID after the election.
If you did not present ID when registering to vote, you will be required to present ID and a copy of your identity document.
Everyone is eligible to use an absentee ballot.
Offices/Measures That May Appear on the Ballot
|Federal (even years)||
President/Vice-President (elected every four years; next election in 2020)
Senator (elected every six years for staggered terms; next election in 2020)
Representative (elected every two years)
|State (even years)||
Governor/Lieutenant Governor, Secretary of State, State Treasurer, State Comptroller, Attorney General, Judges of Probate (elected every four years; next election in 2022)
State Senator (elected every two years)
State Representative (elected every two years)
Statewide ballot measures
|Municipal (odd years)||
School Board and other boards and commissions
Mayor or First Selectman
Registrar of Voters
Aldermen or Selectmen
Local ballot measures
Election Day is November 3, 2020
Dates of municipal elections can be found in the printed State Voter Guide
In the State of Maine, many elections questions or complaints are solved at the local level. Questions and complaints may be sent to the Elections Division of the Secretary of State's Office or call 207-624-7650. "In compliance with section 402 of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), the Secretary of State has also established an administrative complaint procedure to resolve alleged violations of Title III of HAVA. The new process established by rule is intended to supplement, not substitute for, the more expedient process of resolving election complaints informally by communicating directly with local or state election officials as described above. Individuals wishing to file a complaint under the administrative complaint procedure must complete the Administrative Complaint Procedure Complaint Form."
The Maine Ethics Commission provides access to candidates’ election committee and Political Action Committee campaign finance filings. "Candidates who are registered with the Commission are required to file their campaign finance reports electronically. Information entered into the e-filing system is not made available to the public until the report is filed by the candidate or treasurer. To find out more about electronic filing, please contact the Candidate Registrar assigned to the legislative district for the candidate."
1-888-VE-Y-VOTA (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (Asian multilingual assistance)
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