Register to Vote

Who can register and vote in Maine?

To register, you must be a United States citizen, at least 17 years of age, and have established a fixed principal home in Maine. 

To vote in a Referendum or General Election, you must be registered in the community where you reside, and be at least 18 years of age. A 17 year old may vote in a Primary Election, if that person will be 18 by the General Election.

How do I register to vote?

You fill out a voter registration card. Several sources offer detailed instructions:

League of Women Voters June 2018 Voter Guide

State of Maine Voter Guide

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 & 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.

Is there a deadline for registering? 

There is no cut-off date for registering to vote in person at your town office or city hall up to and including Election Day, or at your polling place on Election Day.  For the June 12, 2018 Primary Election, mail registration needs to be received by your town clerk by May 22, 2018.  You can register at a voter registration drive until May 15, 2018 or at a Bureau of Moter Vehicles until May 9, 2018.

When is the next election?

As Democrats, we have a primary election coming up on June 12th! Registered Democrats will state their preference for candidates for Governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House, and other state and local offices.

The next statewide election is on November 6, 2018. Maine people will elect the next Governor of Maine, along with elections for the U.S. Senate, U.S. House, and other state and local offices.