Here in Maine, our voting laws make it easy to make a difference with your voice and your vote. Maine now even has automatic voter registration!! When you update your address at the BMV, you’ll automatically be registered.
There is no cut-off date for registering in person at your town office or city hall. You can register to vote until Election Day, and even register on Election Day right at your polling place! If you mail in your registration, please do so by OCTOBER 18, 2022.
Other Ways to Register
Get a voter registration card at your town clerk's office.
At the BMV - Starting July 20, 2022, When you do anything at the BMV (update your address, get a new driver's license, etc.), you’re automatically registered.
Register at the polls on Election Day!
Mailing in Your Registration – October 18th, 2022
Registering In Person – No Deadline
You can also register at the polls on Election Day – November 8, 2022
Be sure to bring the documentation verifying your identity and residence that’s requested on the voter registration form. Again, you won’t need that documentation in order to vote, but you do need it to register.
Questions? Call 833-336-VOTE
The best thing you can do is bring a printed utility bill or ID card—like a student ID or driver’s license—with your Maine address on it.
According to the Secretary of State—the “chief elections officer” of Maine—the clerk who reviews your voter registration card can also consider the following factors regarding your residency:
A direct statement of your intention to reside at a particular place
The location of any dwelling you currently occupy
The place where you have registered your motor vehicle (if you own the vehicle)
Your current income tax return showing your residence address
The residence address where your mail is received
The residence address on your current hunting or fishing license
The residence address shown on your driver’s license
Your eligibility for public benefits based on residency
Any other objective facts that tend to indicate your place of residence.
If you have questions or problems when you attempt to register, call us at 833-336-VOTE
Updating Residence After Moving
If you move within Maine after you register to vote you must update your voter registration with your new address.
You update your voting address in the same way you register to vote the first time: by filling out the voter registration card and handing or mailing it in, or by updating your registration in-person at your polling site on Election Day.
If you have questions, call us at 833-336-VOTE
Registering to Vote on Election Day
If you’re not able to register to vote ahead of Election Day or miss the deadline, you can vote at your polling place on Election Day under Maine’s same-day registration law!
Just head to the polling place associated with the address of your residence and ask to register before you vote.
Note that if you do plan to register at your polling place, you’ll have to bring proof of your identity and residence.
Checking Your Registration
If you’re not sure whether you’re registered, call your town office or city hall and ask!
If you don’t get a chance to do so before Election Day, you can always go to the polling place for your address and—if you’re not on the rolls—you can register right then and there.