How to Vote in Maine in 2018


Hello Maine. If you want to vote, first you
have to get registered. You can check if you’re already registered
by visiting the link in the description. If you’re not registered, or you need to
update your name or address, you can do that by going in person to your town or city hall,
a DMV office, or a state or federal social service agency and asking for a voter registration
card. Or you can download a registration card at
the link in the description and mail it in. The deadline to register by mail is October
16th, but if you register in person there’s no deadline, you can register up to and even
on election day, November 6th. Once you’re registered, you have a few options
for how you can vote. Any registered voter in Maine is allowed to
vote absentee by mail for any reason. From August 6th until October 30th, you can
request your absentee ballot online using
the link in the description. There’s a printable version of the form
there too. Then, you’ll get your ballot in the mail
and all you have to do is fill it out at your own pace and send it back so that it arrives
at your municipal clerk’s office by 8pm
on election day. You can also vote early in person at your
municipal clerk’s office from October 8th
to November 5th. There’s a link in the description that’ll
tell you where you can vote early. If you really want that in-person voting experience
on November 6th, you can head to the polls
between 6am and 8pm in most places. If you live in a town with less than 500 people,
your voting location could open as late as 10am so when you go to the link below to find
out where to go to vote, make sure you double
check the hours. If this is your first time voting in Maine,
you’ll need to bring a proof of address like an ID, utility bill, or bank statement
with your name and address on it. On the same website you used to look up your
polling place, you can also find a sample ballot that tells you everything you’ll
be able to vote for in your county. Maine is a little different than other states
because instead of voting for one candidate, you get to rank all the candidates from who
you want to represent you most to least, so it’s worth checking out who’s on there
ahead of time—check out the description
for some more info on how that works. You can even print out your sample ballot
and bring it to the polls with you so you
don’t forget who you wanted to vote for. One last thing: if you’re going to vote—open
up your notes app or grab a piece of paper
and make a plan. Write down when and how you’re going to
register, what time you’re going to vote, how you’re gonna get there, what proof of
address you’re going to use if you need one, even who you’re going to bring to the
polls with you. Having a plan is a great way to make sure
that nothing unexpected stops you from voting
on November 6th. All the links you need to check your registration
and polling location are in the description. Thank you for voting.

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Comments

  1. So, with Ranked choice voting, we can only rank our candidates if it is for a federal position, and for State positions in the primaries. It was deemed unconstitutional to rank for State positions in the general election.

  2. CHEATING IS CHEATING. MAINE YOUR DEMOCRAT THIEVES STEALING PEOPLE'S VOICES WHO DON'T WANT YOUR CORRUPT AND ROTTEN PARTY OF DEMOCRATS IN OFFICE. YOU WON'T ALLOW VOTER I.D.'S BUT USE FALSE JARGON TO TAKE AWAY THE VOICE OF THE PEOPLE'S VOTES

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