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

2015 Important Events Calendar

January 2015 Dates
Governor-Elect, Paul LePage - Republican, Inauguration DateJanuary 6, 2015 -
November 2015 Dates
General Election DayNovember 3, 2015
Lewiston Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Robert E. Macdonald - Population(36,592)
November 3, 2015
Augusta Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: William R. Stokes - Population(18,560)
November 3, 2015
Portland Mayoral Election - Current Mayor: Michael F. Brennan - Population(66,194)
November 3, 2015

2016 Important Events Calendar

June 2016 Dates
Registration deadline June 14, 2016
Ballot RequestJune 14, 2016
Ballot Return by 8pmJune 14, 2016 -
Primary Election June 14, 2016
November 2016 Dates
General election DayNovember 8, 2016


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.

How can I find my polling location?

If you do not know where your polling place is,you can use 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

Maine: Voting at the Polls on Election Day

Poll Hours: 6:00 AM-9:00 PM

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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