Maine

The Maine State primary took place on July 14th.
The next election in Maine will be the general election on November 3, 2020.
Deadline to Request Absentee Ballot: October 31, 2020
Deadline to Return Completed Absentee Ballot: November 3, 2020 at 8pm

Maine has Same-Day Voter Registration, meaning you can register in person at the polls and then cast a vote at the same time. All you need is Maine ID and proof of residence. More information here!

You do not need a reason to vote by mail in Maine. You can request your absentee ballot online, 3 months before the election. You can also call your town clerk to request an absentee ballot.

Find your state senator by town.
Find your state representative by town.

 

Work the Polls on Election Day!

Visit PowerthePolls.com to learn more about your town and sign up. 


Sixty percent of Maine’s poll workers are currently 60 years of age or older—the demographic group most vulnerable to COVID-19. If you’re otherwise healthy and a registered voter in Maine, now is the time to sign up to be a poll worker. 
 

It is more important than ever to make sure your voice is heard on Election Day, which is why ReVision is launching our Vote for Justice campaign to encourage all employees and customers to participate in our democracy. An important part of that process is to make sure that in-person elections are fair, easy, and fast. Even in the middle of a global pandemic where absentee ballots are highly encouraged, there are many reasons why someone might still choose to vote in-person. 

If you’re interested in helping, you can fill out the form on Power the Polls’ website here or use this website to find the contact info for your town’s clerk to reach out directly: https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/munic.html 

  • You must be a registered voter. 
  • You must be 18 years old on the day of election. 
  • Having an affiliation to a party is preferred for poll workers. 
  • Compensation and hour requirements are determined by your town or city.
  • Oath is required to be a poll worker.
  • Most polling places are looking for full day workers but your town might vary.  
  • Training is the night before and set up the morning of is helpful. 
  • Sign up with your town clerk. 

Jobs range from: 

  • Help in setup. 
  • Prevent interference with voting process and assists voters in accordance with the law. 
  • Check voters in, hand out ballots, and direct voters to voting stations. 
  • Help voters who may have difficulties voting due to sight and physical limitations. 
  • Provide language assistance to Limited English Proficiency, translators may be available on site or by phone.
  • Oversee the completion of forms for challenge and provisional ballots. 
  • Read and record the number of ballots cast before, during, and at the close of the polls.