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Maine Voting Guide

Welcome to FindLaw's Maine Voter Guide. If you’re a first-time voter or new to Maine, you may have questions about the voting laws in your state. Our Maine Voter Guide will provide information about voter eligibility, voter registration, absentee voting, information for first-time voters, ranked-choice voting, and other election information.

If you still have questions about any of these topics, check the Maine voting website or contact a representative of your local Board of Elections. This applies to military members, Maine voters with disabilities, and other Mainers.

Am I eligible to vote in Maine?

To be eligible to vote in Maine, you must be a U.S. citizen and at least 18 years of age on election day. Maine law also requires that you be a resident of Maine and of the municipality in which you register to vote.

Maine is one of only two states in the U.S. that allow felons to vote from prison. Inmates can register to vote in the Maine municipality they lived in before they were convicted.

You can’t register and vote if you are under guardianship due to mental illness. Patients in psychiatric facilities can vote unless the facility’s chief administrative officer determines otherwise.

If registered, 17-year-olds can vote in a primary election if they’re 18 before the statewide or general election.


Where Do I Vote?

You can check here to find your polling place. You can also call your town office or city hall to find the polling locations and hours of operation.

Polling places open between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. on Election Day.

How To Register in Maine

There are several ways to register to vote in Maine. This includes registering:

In Person

You can fill out a voter registration card at your town office or city hall, through any Motor Vehicle branch office, in most state and federal social service agencies, or at voter registration drives.


You can register online to vote in Maine through the online voting site.

Motor Vehicle Offices

You can fill out a voter registration card at any Motor Vehicle office.

By Mail

You can print out a voter registration card and mail it to your town office or city hall. If you can't print one out, you can request to have your town office or city hall mail one to you.

Maine Voting Resources

Your vote counts. Take the time to learn how and when to vote.


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