YOUR VOTE: Maine
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by Countable | 3.19.18
It's election season! Are you ready? With just a few clicks, we'll walk through voter registration, key election dates, and all the documents you'll need. Best of all, you can share this info with your friends and neighbors. Make sure that your vote counts!
1. KNOW THE DATES
- Primary Election: Maine's primary election is on June 12, 2018.
- General Election: The general election is on November 6, 2018.
2. REGISTER TO VOTE
- Registration Status: Not sure you're registered? This handy widget will tell you whether you're on the voter rolls.
- Voting Requirements: Here are the requirements to register as a voter in Maine.
- Primary Registration Deadline: The registration cutoff for the primary election is April 22, 2018.
- General Registration Deadline: The registration cutoff for the general election is October 16, 2018.
3. FIND YOUR POLLING PLACE
- Polling Location: School, firehouse or community center, this simple form will tell you where to go to cast your ballot.
- Absentee Ballot: Out of town, or serving abroad? Here's how to get an absentee ballot.
4. WHAT TO TAKE TO THE POLLS
- Voter ID Laws: Maine does not require photo identification to vote, only to register.
- Accepted Credentials: Here is the list of accepted credentials.
- Don't have valid ID?: Once you have registered to vote, no further voter ID is required to vote in Maine, except for some first time voters.
- Voter ID helpline: Call 844-338-8743
- Learn more about voter ID from VoteRiders: Visit Maine Voter ID FAQs
5. CANDIDATES ON YOUR BALLOT
- Democratic Primary: Check out this Ballotpedia entry for a comprehensive overview of the Democratic primaries, who's on your ballot, and what each candidate stands for.
- Republican Primary: Check out this Ballotpedia entry for a comprehensive overview of the Republican primaries, who's on your ballot, and what each candidate stands for.
5. BALLOT MEASURES
June 12, 2018
- Ballot Measure #1: Question 1 — Repeals bill that delays ranked-choice voting and sets an automatic repeal for 2021 without constitutional amendment enabling RCV
November 6, 2018
- Ballot Measure #2: Payroll and Non-Wage Income Taxes for Home Care Program Initiative — Creates a 1.9 percent payroll tax on income above $127,000 and a 3.9 percent non-wage income tax to fund a home care program
5. HAVING TROUBLE? GET IN TOUCH
- Phone Number: The Maine Secretary of State's Office can be reached at (207) 624-7650.
- Email Address: Its email is CEC.Elections@maine.gov.
6. NEED TO REGISTER?
- Or maybe you just want election reminders? Click below to get started and, thanks to TurboVote, we've got you covered.
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