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.
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|Referendum Election||November 5,2013|
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.
Under federal law, if you move within 30 days of a presidential election, you are allowed to vote for President and Vice President in your former state of residence, either in person or by absentee ballot.
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.
There is no cut-off date for registering to vote in person at your town office or city hall. If you want to register to vote by mail or through a voter registration drive, the cut-off date is the close of business on the 21st day before the election. That date is Tuesday, October 16, 2012 for the General and Referendum Election.
To register to vote in the State of Maine, an individual must meet the following qualifications:
- Be a citizen of the United States
- Have established and maintain a residence in the municipality where the person intends to register to vote
- Be at least 17 years of age (must be 18 years old to vote)
Where do I go to register?
- You can register to vote 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.
- Completed voter registration cards may be hand delivered or mailed to your town office or city hall, or sent to the Secretary of State's Office in Augusta.
Click here to register to vote
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