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.
To register to vote in Maine, you must:
• Be a citizen of the United States;
• Be at least 16 years of age (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);
• Have established and maintain a voting residence in the municipality (i.e. city, town, plantation or unorganized township) where you seek to register.
Maine offers same-day registration during the early voting period as well as on Election Day.
If you don’t wish to register and vote on the same day, you can register by mail or in person.
Mail: Your voter registration must be received 21 days before Election Day.
In person: There is no deadline to register in person.
You can pre-register to vote in Maine when you turn 16 years old.
How to register to vote:
You can register to vote by filling out a voter registration card at your town office or city hall, through any Motor Vehicle branch office, in most state & federal social service agencies, or at voter registration drives.
You can also download and print a Maine voter registration application here. Please note that both sides of the card will print on one page.
Maine Voter Registration Application – Fillable PDF Word
Instructions for completing the Maine Voter Registration Application
If you cannot print the voter registration application, contact your town clerk to have a voter registration card mailed to you. A printed version of the voter registration card, with your original signature, must be kept on file by your town clerk, so the card cannot be transmitted electronically.
Completed voter registration cards may be hand delivered or mailed to your town office or city hall.
When you register for the first time in Maine, you’ll need to provide identity documents that show you have established your voting residence in the State of Maine.
The following documents are acceptable proof of identification for the purposes of registering to vote:
For more information, visit the Maine Voting Residence Fact Sheet page.
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 2022)
Senator (elected every six years for staggered terms; next election in 2026)
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 8, 2022
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 (888-839-8682) (en Español)
1-888-API-VOTE (888-274-8683) (Asian multilingual assistance)
1-844-YALLA-US (844-925-5287) (Arabic)
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