March 5 Election

Maine will have presidential primaries on Tuesday, March 5, 2024. Voters will decide on candidates participating in the Democratic and Republican primaries. 

Did you know that Maine now has semi-open primaries? It’s important to know that unenrolled voters can now vote in the primary of their choice. 

For the first time, Mainers will also use Ranked Choice Voting in a presidential primary.

How to vote in Maine Guide to Semi-open PrimariesGuide to Ranked Choice Voting


I need help with:

+ How do semi-open primaries work?

+ How do I register to vote?

+ I'm a student at a Maine college. How can I vote?

+ Can I vote with an Absentee Ballot or vote early?

+ How does Ranked Choice Voting work?

+ Report election misinformation


March 5 Voter Guide

Did you know that Maine now has semi-open primaries? And it's the first time that Mainers will use RCV in a presidential primary. Here's our quick guide to the election.


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Request your absentee ballot!

Maine has a presidential primary on Tuesday, March 5, and now you can officially request your absentee ballot. Learn more here.