Upcoming Elections

Maine Voter Registration Application (revised 9/2022) –    Fillable PDF   -    Word

Instructions for completing the Maine Voter Registration Application

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.)

Listing of Municipal Clerks and Registrars and Office Addresses

2023 Elections

June 13, 2023 -- Special Election – State Representative District 45

A vacancy has been created in Maine State House District 45 by the February 16, 2023, resignation of Clinton Collamore of Waldoboro. On March 15, 2023, Governor Mills signed a proclamation declaring the vacancy and setting June 13, 2023, as the date of the election.

Candidate Nominations

The deadline for Party and Non-Party Nominations was March 31, 2023.

List of Candidates Appearing on the Ballot

Write-in candidates must file a Declaration of Write-in Candidacy by 5 p.m. on April 7, 2023.  Declaration forms are available from the Elections Division of the Secretary of State.


The following municipalities are included within House District 45; only registered voters who live in these jurisdictions are eligible to vote in the special election:

Louds Island Township

November 7, 2023 - Referendum Election
Referendum Elections are held to provide Maine's citizens an opportunity to vote on People's Veto Referenda, Direct Initiatives of Legislation (i.e. Citizen Initiatives), Bond Issues, other referenda proposed by the Legislature, and Constitutional Amendments. Referendum elections are an important part of the heritage of public participation in Maine.

2024 Elections

March 5, 2024 - Potential Presidential Primary
(The qualified parties will certify by October 1, 2023, whether they will have a presidential primary election)

June 11, 2024 - State Primary Election
Primary Elections determine each qualified party’s nomination of candidates for federal offices and State and County offices. Party candidates who are elected at the Primary qualify to appear on the November General Election ballot.

November 5, 2024 - Presidential General Election
The General Election is held nationally on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November.

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 four qualified parties: Democratic, Green Independent, Libertarian 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.

Contact the Elections Division