Upcoming Elections in Maine

Poll Hours: 6:00 AM-8:00 PM

For municipalities with a population of 500 or more – the polls can open between 6:00 am and 8:00 am.
For municipalities with a population of less than 500 – the polls can open between 6:00 am and 10:00 am. Local officials can give you the exact opening time for your municipality. All voting places close at 8:00 pm on Election Day.

How can I find my polling location?

If you do not know where your polling place is,you can use www.maine.gov to Find election related information based on your home address. This information includes the location of your voting place, the candidates that will appear on your ballot and more. If you have any issues or questions, please contact your County Clerk

2016 Election Dates and Deadlines

June 14,2016 - State Primary Election and potential Referendum Election`
Voter Registration deadline - By Mail: Last day for by-mail registration to vote for State Primary Election. May 24,2016
Absentee Ballot return deadline : Last day for absentee ballot to be received for the state primary and referendum. voted absentee ballots must be received by the municipal clerk by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. June 14,2016
Voter Registration deadline - In Person: Last day to register to vote in person for State Primary Election. (same day as election) June 14,2016
November 8,2016 - General election Day`
Voter Registration deadline - By Mail: Last day for by-mail registration to vote in General Election. October 18,2016
Voter Registration Ends: Last day to register to vote in person for General Election. (same day as election) November 8,2016
Absentee Ballot return deadline : Last day for absentee ballot to be received for the General Election. voted absentee ballots must be received by the municipal clerk by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day. November 8,2016
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Time Off For Voting:

Time off to vote is subject to the employer. Maine state law does not require employers to grant time off to vote for employees.

Voting At The Polls On Election Day

No identification required at the poll

All voters who appear at a polling place are not required to show proof of identification

Where do I go to vote?

Every town and city has its own places where people vote - called voting places or "the polls". You can call your town office or city hall to find out where you vote, or use the online Voter Information Lookup service . Voting places open between 6:00 a.m. and 10:00 a.m., depending on the population of the town. Local officials can give you the exact opening time for your community. All voting places close at 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.

What hours are the polls open?

  • For municipalities with a population of 500 or more - the polls can open between 6:00 am and 8:00 am.
  • For municipalities with a population of less than 500 - the polls can open between 6:00 am and 10:00 am.
  • Local officials can give you the exact opening time for your municipality.
  • All voting places close at 8:00 pm on Election Day.

How do I mark a ballot?

Each ballot tells you how to mark your choices. If you have a question, ask an election official. If you make a mistake, fold your ballot and give it to an election official. The election official will give you another ballot.

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Can I Register At The Polls On Election Day?

MAINE: Yes

You can register in person at the registrar's office at any time up to and including Election Day, as long as you show proof of identity and residence.

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