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  • Quinn Malter

Nov. 8th Absentee Ballots Now Available

Here in Maine, we pride ourselves on having one of the country’s most voter-friendly election systems. From ranked-choice voting to no-excuse absentee voting, Maine voters have many ways to effectively engage in our democracy on their own terms.

With the November 8th midterm elections less than two months away, Mainers now have the opportunity to make their voices heard. That includes requesting an absentee ballot.

How do I request an absentee ballot?

You can request a ballot on the Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions website. Ballots must be returned via mail or in person to your municipal clerk’s office no later than 8 pm on Election Day.

Are there accessible absentee options for voters with disabilities?

Yes, if you have a disability that keeps you from being able to fill out a paper ballot, you have the option to request an accessible absentee ballot that can be delivered electronically. For more information on how this service works, as well as a practice ballot, go to the Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions website.

When does early voting begin?

Between October 11 and November 3, you can vote early by absentee ballot at your town clerk’s office.

Where can I learn more about who’s on my ballot? has a helpful voter information lookup system. By providing your address, this system can tell you information on your voting districts and polling place, your elected officials, and provide you with a sample ballot.

It’s never been easier to vote in Maine, so make sure you get out and vote this fall!

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