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 races this year, locally and federally and we’re all pulling for you and your lobsters. Maine will have two main elections in 2022. Its primary election will take place on June 14, and the general will be held on November 8. Here’s everything you need to know to be a voter this year.


Key Dates

May 24

Primary Voter Registration Deadline (by mail)

May 15 – Jun 9

In Person Absentee Voting

Jun 9

Primary Absentee Ballot Request Deadline

Jun 14

Primary Absentee Ballot Return Deadline

Jun 14

Primary Election

Nov 8

General Election

Maine Voter Guide

  • How do I make sure I'm registered to vote?

    Go to votesaveamerica.com/register. We're working with Vote.org to make this as easy as possible for you, so don't fuck it up.

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  • Can I register at the voting booth?

    Yes! But why wait? Do it now. Do it do it do it dooo itdoitdoitdoit: votesaveamerica.com/register

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  • Do I have to be registered as a Democrat or Republican to vote in my primary?

    Yes. You must be registered with a party in order to vote in that party's primary. If you are not registered with any party may register on primary day to vote in that party's primary. If you are registered with a party and you would like to vote in a different party's primary, you must change your affiliation at least 15 days before the primary election.

  • Can I vote by mail?

    Yes! As long as you're registered, you can request to have your ballot mailed to you or request it online, you just have to do that by June 9th. Then, you can fill it out and mail it back by June 16th. This is called an absentee ballot. You can get your absentee ballot here.

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  • Can I vote early?

    You can vote in-person absentee from May 15th, when ballots become available, till June 9th!

  • Do I need an ID?

    Ok, so if you completed your registration in the past and have voted before, you're all set. If you're a first-time voter or want to finish your registration on Election Day, you will need to bring a photo ID or a copy of a utility bill, bank statement, or paycheck. Get all the details from VoteRiders.

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what's new in maine voting since 2020

Good news, youth of Maine! Your student IDs are now acceptable forms of voter ID.

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  • Get your absentee ballot here!

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  • Need to show Voter ID? Not sure what kind? Get the specifics in your state here.

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