Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Maine allows any voter to request a ballot by mail. You can also vote in person. Maine offers early voting.
Vote in person
Vote on Election Day
Voters registered in Maine can look up where to vote on Maine’s site.
Maine voters can also vote before Election Day through a process called absentee in-person voting. The period for absentee in-person voting runs from Monday, October 5, 2020 to Friday, October 30, 2020, but dates and hours may vary based on where you live.
What to bring
- If you’ve voted in Maine before, you don’t need to provide ID to vote.
- If you’re a first-time voter that registered by mail, and didn’t provide a copy of your Maine driver’s license, Maine state ID card, or a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document that shows your name and address when you registered, you may need to show one of these documents to vote.
- Voters without ID: If you don’t have ID or proof of residence, you can cast a challenged ballot. You may be asked to provide ID after the election for your ballot to count.
Who can vote
To register in Maine you must:
- be a citizen of the United States
- be a resident of Maine and the municipality in which you want to vote
- be at least 16 years old (you must be 18 years old to vote)
- *find more information on voting rights restoration here
Vote by mail
- Request your mail-in ballot with a mail ballot application.
- Fill out the application completely.
- Submit the request to your local election office. You should request your ballot as far in advance of the election as possible. The deadline to request a ballot by mail is (received by) Thursday, October 29, 2020.
- When your ballot arrives, read it carefully and follow the instructions to complete it and return it.