There is no cut-off date for registering to vote in person at your town office, even on Election Day. 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. You must be registered as a Democrat to participate in the caucus or to switch your party enrollment to become a Democrat, you must do so at least 15 days before the caucus in order to participate.LEARN HOW TO REGISTER
The caucuses take place every two years and are a unique opportunity to be a part of our grassroots organization. Registered Democrats will elect the local leaders and choice-makers of the Maine Democratic Party at the caucus. You may register on site but If you are already registered as a Republican or Green Party member and wish to switch your party enrollment to become a Democrat, you must do so at least 15 days before the caucus in order to participate.FAQ AND PRE-REGISTER FOR THE CAUCUS
Registered Democrats state their preference for candidates during the Primary Election. During a General or Referendum Election, regardless of party affiliation and depending on the year, Maine voters will elect the U.S. President, one of Maine's two U.S. Senators, Maine's Governor, two Representatives to Congress, members of the Maine Legislature, and certain county officers. as well as vote on People’s Veto Referenda, Direct Initiatives of Legislation (i.e. Citizen Initiatives), Bond Issues, other referenda proposed by the Legislature, and Constitutional Amendments. But you don't have to wait until Election Day, go to your Town Office anytime within 30 days of Election Day to request an Absentee Ballot and vote on the spot!FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE
Ranked Choice Voting was approved by a 52% majority of Maine voters at the polls on November 8, 2016. Ranked Choice Voting became the law of the State of Maine on January 7, 2017 only to be repealed by the Legislature on October 23, 2017. A People's Veto Initiative put the question back on the June 2018 Ballot where the Legislature's law was overturned. Maine voters were the first in the nation to rank their choices in primary elections for U.S. Senator, U.S. Representative, Governor, State Senator and State Representative and in the general election of U.S. Senators and Representatives.LEARN MORE
Absentee ballots may be requested beginning 3 months before Election Day, and until the 3rd business day prior to the election. Contact your municipal clerk by phone, mail, or in person for an application, or make your request online (see the link below). Additionally, you can obtain a ballot for an immediate family member. Your municipal clerk can tell you who is considered an immediate family member under the law. To ``vote early`` you may also go to your Town Office anytime within 30 days of Election Day to request an Absentee Ballot and vote on the spot!REQUEST YOUR BALLOT
SAVE THESE DATES
Various Locations and Times
You should attend if you would like to:
Towns, Caucus Conveners, Locations and Times TBA
Event information provided by the LCDC
Various Polling Places
Referendum Elections are held to provide Maine’s citizens an opportunity to vote on People’s Veto Referenda, Direct Initiatives of Legislation (i.e. Citizen Initiatives), Bond Issues, other referenda proposed by the Legislature, and Constitutional Amendments. Referendum elections are an important part of the heritage of public participation in Maine.
Learn about what's on the ballot for the November election here:
Also note that many municipalities have other items for voters to consider. Ask your Town Clerk about what's on your ballot.
Absentee Ballots may be requested at this time!
You can use this service to support a candidate seeking public financing by making a $5 qualifying contribution, and support the Maine Clean Election Act program by making a general donation in any amount.
Learn about Maine’s regulation of campaign practices and ethics in elections, including the Clean Election Act.
Any registered Maine voter may circulate a petition to add a question to the ballot.
Any registered Maine voter may circulate a “people’s veto” referendum.