about this state
Maine! Today's political climate today is a lot like your coastline -- rocky and jagged. Hopefully one day it'll be like your lobster rolls, buttery and delicious! What would a buttery political climate look like? We're not sure, but it's probably good. You have a bunch of consequential elections this year, locally and federally and we’re all pulling for you and your lobsters. Here’s everything you need to know to be a voter this year.BE A VOTER
Voter Registration Deadline (by mail)
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Early In Person Absentee Voting
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Absentee/Mail-in Ballot Return Deadline
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since you last voted…
Since 2020, it’s gotten easier to cast your ballot in Maine. Here are the changes you need to pay attention to:
When making a plan to vote…
- The early voting period has been extended two days, so it now ends on the Thursday before Election Day.
- Maine now has an open primary, which means independents can choose which party primary they would like to participate in.
When casting your vote…
- Voters casting ballots early will need to confirm their address and date of birth at their polling place.
- Student IDs from schools in Maine are now acceptable forms of voter ID.
- Most polling places should now also have drop boxes (if they weren’t already there in 2020).
- An online voter registration system will be coming your way next year, making it even easier for you to prepare to vote. You’ll just need a Maine driver’s license or the last four digits of your SSN to do so when it’s ready.
Vote Save the Senate Fund
If we can win 52 Senate seats in 2022, Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema’s refusal to change the filibuster won’t matter. We can elect a Democratic majority that takes decisive action on raising the minimum wage, forgiving student debt, fighting climate change, protecting reproductive freedom, and more. We need to protect the four most vulnerable Democratic incumbents in purple states and support challengers in winnable states. You can start today by donating here to directly support eight of the most competitive Senate races of 2022.
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