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Voter Registration in Maine
There's good news and bad news about registering to vote in Maine. The good news: If you're eligible to vote in Maine, you can register to vote up to and including election day in the city or town where you live. There is no waiting period or deadline for voter registration in Maine, as long as you register in person at your municipal offices.
The bad news: If you want to register to vote at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles, you must do so at least 21 days before the election.
In other words, you can register at the Maine BMV any time by filling out a voter registration card, which will be forwarded to your municipal offices. But if it's less than 21 days before an election, the only way to vote is to register in person at your municipal offices.
You can also mail a completed voter registration card to the secretary of state's office or your local municipal offices. If you mail your registration card, you must include a copy of your Maine driver's license or other valid photo ID plus a current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or government document that shows your name and address to be eligible for the upcoming elections.
Maine has a handy voter guide explaining how and where to register to vote, as well as detailed instructions for filling out a voter registration card.Other Topics in This SectionArticles