Election Rules

State Primary Election Voter Registration Deadline: June 22, or Election Day registration if voting in-person

State Primary Election Date: July 14

General Election Voter Registration Deadline: October 13 by mail, or Election Day registration if voting in-person

Maine’s Address Confidentiality Program provides alternative voter registration for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and stalking. Learn more here.

ID Requirements for Voting: ID only required for first-time voters

Restoration of Voting Rights After Felony Convictions: The right to vote is never lost in Maine for a felony conviction, felons can continue to register and cast ballots while completing their sentence.

Ranked Choice Voting: Maine uses ranked choice voting for state and federal primary elections, as well as general elections for federal legislative offices. Learn more here.

Absentee Voting: Any registered Maine voter can request an absentee ballot, no excuse is required. Voters can request an absentee ballot online and should mail the completed ballot back at least 5 days before the election. Request the ballot here.

Gender Gaps in Representation

Maine is one of 7 states with 50% or more women in its congressional delegation. Maine ranks 8th in the country for women’s representation in the State Legislature.

Maine Congressional Delegation

Maine State Legislature

Voter Turnout

Maine had higher voter turnout than the overall United States for both men and women in the 2016 Elections.

Percent Voter Turnout by Gender

Percent Voter Turnout by Race

Other races not shown due to population size