If You're Not Registered To Vote, Or Have Recently Moved, Fill Out This Form And Give Or Mail To Your Town/City Clerk
Deliver or mail this completed card to your municipal registrar or to the Division of Elections: #101 State HouseStation, Augusta, ME 04333-0101. This properly completed application must be received by the municipalregistrar 21 days or more before an election. If less than 21 days before an election, you must register in person. If you are a NEW Maine voter and mail this card, you must include a photocopy of your Maine driver’s license, Maine State ID, or current utility bill, bank statement or government document that shows your name and address. For election information, call 207-624-7650 or visit www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/
Maine has one of the most accessible voting processes in the country. If you feel you have been denied the opportunity to vote, please discuss the situation with the local clerk or warden. If you cannot resolve the issue, contact the Elections Division at 207-624-7650. To be eligible to vote in Maine, you must meet the following requirements:
18 years old
United States Citizen
Resident of the municipality in which you want to vote
Please review the following information regarding your voting rights in this state. Thank you for taking part in our democracy.
The U.S. Constitution gives all citizens the right to vote. I can register to vote in Maine if:
I am a United States citizen;
I live in a town or city in Maine; and
I am 17 years old and will be 18 years old by Election Day. 21-A MRSA §111.
If I am registered to vote in Maine, I can vote. I do not need to show ID to get a ballot. 21-A MRSA §§111 and 671.
I may vote by absentee ballot instead of voting in person at the voting place. I do not need a reason to vote by absentee ballot. 21-A MRSA §§751 and 753-A.
If I am not registered to vote, I can register on Election Day and vote. (I must register in person and must show ID and proof of where I live.) 21-A MRSA §121.
I cannot be turned away from my voting place. I must be allowed to vote a challenged ballot. (If I don’t have ID or proof of where I live, I will cast a challenged ballot. I may be asked to show ID after the election.) 21-A MRSA §§121, 161 and 673.
If I am in line at the voting place at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day, I still may register and vote. 21-A MRSA §§127 and 626.
I may see a sample ballot and get help on how to mark my ballot before I vote. I also may ask for help to read or mark my ballot. 21-A MRSA §§651 and 672.