Today is Election Day. Behind the scenes, municipal clerks and their staff have been working long, stressful hours for months to ensure that Maine’s elections remain secure, accessible, and safe.
Because the work of election administrators is largely invisible, it also goes underappreciated. And in recent years, partisan campaigns of misinformation have unfairly and inaccurately targeted the heroic work done by these dedicated nonpartisan officials.
Their job is hard enough as it is. If you visit the polls today, thank your clerks and poll workers for doing the essential work of administering democracy in Maine.
Voter Hotline: Experience issues at the polls? Have questions about how to vote? Text or call us: (207) 558-3333.
Polls: Most poll locations will open at 7:00 AM and close at 8:00 PM. To find your polling place, just use the Maine Voter Information Lookup service.
Absentee Voting: All absentee ballots must be returned to your Town Clerk by 8:00 PM on Tues., November 7 in order for them to be processed and counted. Don't forget to sign the outer envelope! Already returned your ballot? Click here to check on its status.
Ballot information: Haven't voted yet and want to see what's on your ballot? Visit Vote411.org to view your local ballot.
Clean Elections: Voting in Portland? See which candidates used Clean Elections to fund their campaign.
Delayed Election Results: This is normal, and it means election officials are hard at work ensuring they count every vote. Election night reporting is unofficial, and those results may change as ballot counting is completed. Election results are not final until certification.
Report Election Mis/Disinformation: If you see something that goes beyond zealous advocacy into intentional deception about the election and voting process, we'd like to know about it. File a report here.
Voter Hotline: Experiencing issues at the polls? Have questions about how to vote? Text or call us: (207) 558-3333.