After completing and signing the voter registration application, voters are encouraged to mail it or deliver it directly to the Municipal Clerk or Registrar of Voters in the municipality where they live, to avoid delays in processing. (See the link to the Listing of Municipal Clerks/Registrars below.)
Referendum Election - November 7, 2023
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.
March 5, 2024 - Presidential Primary
The Democratic Party and Republican Party each certified by the statutory deadline that they intend to hold a presidential primary.
Information on Presidential Primary Ballot Access is available on the Candidates Procedures, Forms & Reporting page.
June 11, 2024 - State Primary Election
Primary Elections determine each qualified party's nomination of candidates for federal offices and State and County offices. Party candidates who are elected at the Primary qualify to appear on the November General Election ballot.
November 5, 2024 - Presidential General Election
The General Election is held nationally on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November.
Serve as a poll worker
Every town and city in Maine needs citizens like you to help administer the election. Visit the Maine Election Worker Recruitment webpage for more information about the qualifications, duties and benefits of helping your town at the polls on Election Day.
Maine Political Parties
Maine currently has four qualified parties: Democratic, Green Independent, Libertarian and Republican that may participate in primary elections. (Note: although some unenrolled candidates choose to designate themselves as "Independent," there is no "Independent" party in Maine.)
Ranked-Choice Voting (RCV)
Ranked-choice voting will be used in the 2022 State Primary and General elections. Visit our RCV Resources page for more information about ranked-choice voting, including Frequently Asked Questions and sample ballots.
Contact the Elections Division