How to vote in my state
Last updated: September 12, 2023
Upcoming Election Dates and Registration Deadlines
November 7, 2023
Maine General Election
Voter Registration Deadline
- Post received: October 17, 2023
- In-person request by: November 7, 2023
- Online request by: No online voter registration in Maine
Absentee Request Deadline
- Received by: November 4, 2023
Completed Absentee Ballot Return Deadline
- Postmarked by: October 31, 2023
- Received by: November 7, 2023
Early Voting: October 8, 2023 – November 2, 2023
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You do not need a reason or excuse to vote absentee in Maine—anyone can request an absentee ballot.
Mail-in Absentee ballots may be requested beginning 3 months before the election, and until the 3rd business day prior to the election, unless special circumstances exist. You may request an absentee ballot in-person at your municipal election clerk’s office as soon as 30 days before the election. Completed absentee ballots must be received by your local election official by 8 PM on Election Day.
What to Expect
on Election Day
On Election Day, polls are open from 10 AM to 8 PM local time, and some locations may open as early as 6 AM.
Voter ID Requirements
Only first time voters, and those who vote absentee in-person may be asked to show ID when voting. If you are registering to vote on Election Day, then you must present ID as proof of identity and residence in Maine.
Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act requires certain jurisdictions to provide in-language voting materials in areas with a significant number of limited English proficient voters.
Section 208 of the Voting Rights Act states that, “Any voter who requires assistance to vote by reason of blindness, disability, or inability to read or write may be given assistance by a person of the voter’s choice, other than the voter’s employer or agent of the employer or office or agent of the voter’s union.”
It is your right to bring your own interpreter to the polls, if you so choose.
Have questions or need help voting?
Call 1-888-API-VOTE (1-888-274-8683).
Bilingual assistance is available in English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Korean, Vietnamese, Tagalog, Urdu, Hindi, and Bengali. Click here for more information.