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Maine

Population

1,344,212

Voting-Age Pop.

1,059,542

Last Presidential Election (2016)
Clinton 48 %
Trump 45 %
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Important Dates

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Election Date

Nov 3, 2020

Registration Deadline

Oct 13, 2020

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USPS recommends mailing your ballot no later than October 27.

Source: USPS.com

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  • Online Registration

    No
  • Early Voting
    Yes
  • Same-Day Registration
    Yes
  • ID Required
    No

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Absentee/Mail-In Voting

Any registered voter may cast an absentee ballot by mail or in-person.

Data source - maine.gov

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  • No, residents of Maine must register for an absentee ballot for the general election.

Mail Outline Icon Is this state automatically sending an absentee or mail-in ballot?

No, residents of Maine must register for an absentee ballot for the general election.

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  • Mail-in absentee ballots may be requested beginning 3 months before Election Day, and until the third business day prior to the election, unless special circumstances exist.

    Make your request early to allow enough time for the ballot to be mailed to you.

Request by Oct 29

Mail-in absentee ballots may be requested beginning 3 months before Election Day, and until the third business day prior to the election, unless special circumstances exist.

Make your request early to allow enough time for the ballot to be mailed to you.

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  • Oct 4: Absentee ballots are available at least 30 days before the election at the municipal clerk's office. For mail ballot dates, contact your municipal clerk.

When will I receive my ballot?

Oct 4: Absentee ballots are available at least 30 days before the election at the municipal clerk's office. For mail ballot dates, contact your municipal clerk.

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  • To be counted, mail-in absentee ballots must be received by the municipal clerk by 8pm on Election Day.

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To be counted, mail-in absentee ballots must be received by the municipal clerk by 8pm on Election Day.

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  • You do not need to provide a reason/excuse to vote absentee.

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You do not need to provide a reason/excuse to vote absentee.


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Early Voting

Can you vote early in this state?

Yes

You may vote absentee at the clerk's office as soon as absentee ballots are available. Absentee ballots are available at least 30 days before the election at the municipal clerk's office. You don't need to complete an application if you vote in person at the clerk's office. The deadline for absentee voting in the presence of the clerk, unless special circumstances exist, is the Thursday before the election (Oct 29.)


Same-Day Registration

Can you register on Election Day?

Yes

Same-day registration is allowed in person at your town office or city hall.


Voter ID Requirements

Is an ID required to vote?

No

If you are not registered to vote, you can register on Election Day and vote - it must be in person, showing ID and proof of where you live. If you don’t have ID or proof of where you live, you will cast a challenged ballot and may be asked to show ID after the election. If you are registered to vote in Maine, you do not need to show ID to get a ballot. You cannot be turned away from your voting place and must be allowed to vote a challenged ballot.


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Acceptable Forms of Identification

Make sure you're ready on Election Day with the appropriate forms of identification. Acceptable forms of ID are listed here.

Data source - maine.gov

Acceptable Forms of ID

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  • Last Four Digits of Social Security Number

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  • Driver’s License Number

  • State ID Number