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.)
Voters can now request an absentee ballot online using the Absentee Ballot Request Service.
Voters with print disabilities can request an online absentee ballot. Please visit the accessible absentee ballots webpage for more information.
Voters can now track the status of their absentee ballot using the Absentee Ballot Tracker.
November 2, 2021 - Referendum Election
Questions Appearing on the Ballot
Question 1 – Citizen Initiative
Do you want to ban the construction of high-impact electric transmission lines in the Upper Kennebec Region and to require the Legislature to approve all other such projects anywhere in Maine, both retroactively to 2020, and to require the Legislature, retroactively to 2014, to approve by a two-thirds vote such projects using public land?
Link to Legislation
Question 2 – Bond Issue
Do you favor a $100,000,000 bond issue to build or improve roads, bridges, railroads, airports, transit facilities and ports and make other transportation investments, to be used to leverage an estimated $253,000,000 in federal and other funds?
Question 3 – Constitutional Amendment
Do you favor amending the Constitution of Maine to declare that all individuals have a natural, inherent and unalienable right to grow, raise, harvest, produce and consume the food of their own choosing for their own nourishment, sustenance, bodily health and well-being?
Additional Questions for Franklin County Only
Franklin County Referendum Question 1
Shall the position of elected county treasurer be abolished and replaced with a treasurer appointed by the county commissioners?
Franklin County Referendum Question 2
Do you favor increasing the number of Franklin County commissioner districts from 3 to 5 and staggering the terms of the 5 county commissioners beginning in 2024 following redistricting conducted pursuant to the Constitution of Maine in 2021?
November 2, 2021 -- Special Election for State Representative District 86
A vacancy was created in State Representative District 86 when Justin Fecteau, who was elected to the House of Representatives on November 3, 2020, resigned on July 4, 2021. On August 17, 2021, the Governor issued a Proclamation declaring the vacancy and setting November 2, 2021, as the date for the Special Election. The filing deadline for candidates to be listed on the ballot was September 1, 2021. Write-in candidates must file a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy by September 8, 2021.
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 three qualified parties: Democratic, Green Independent 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.
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