Voting Rights

Maine Resources​

The articles and links on this page contain information about the voting process in Maine, as well as other resources. If you feel you have been denied the opportunity to vote, please discuss the situation with the local clerk or warden. If you cannot resolve the issue, contact the Elections Division at 207-624-7650.

 

To be eligible to vote in Maine, you must be 18 years old, a United States Citizen, and a resident of the municipality in which you want to vote: http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/right.htm

Voter Eligibility in Maine: http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/resident.htm

Absentee Voting: http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/absent.htm

Maine Voter Guide: http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/votguid03a.htm

Maine Department of the Secretary of State, Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions
Division of Elections and Commissions: http://www.state.me.us/sos/cec/elec/elec.htm

Maine eDemocracy Portal, Information about voting and access to democracy:
http://www.maine.gov/portal/government/edemocracy/index.html

Maine eDemocracy Elections & Voting Page:
http://www.maine.gov/portal/government/edemocracy/elections_voting.html

Maine Electoral Districts based on the 2003 Apportionment (Find out your voting district):
http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/apport/apport.htm

MyPollingPlace.com: Where to vote, Wherever you are: http://www.mypollingplace.com/

 

The Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA): http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/hava/

More Information: http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/voting/hava/hava.html

Enacted by Congress on October 29, 2002, is the most significant piece of federal election reform legislation in the past 30 years. The federal law seeks to enhance the accessibility and integrity of elections across the country and authorizes federal funding to assist states in meeting the law's requirements. HAVA presents Maine with an exciting opportunity to enhance our elections with an unprecedented level of resources.

HAVAInfo.org: General Information: http://www.HAVAInfo.org


ADA Checklist for Polling Places: http://www.ada.gov/votingck.htm

National Resources​

People with Disabilities and Voting- The Center for An Accessible Society:
http://www.accessiblesociety.org/topics/voting

Legal strategies to Expand the Voting Rights of Citizens with Disabilities Bazelon Center:
http://www.bazelon.org/issues/voting

Advocates Guide to the Help America Vote Act of 2002:
http://www.aapd-dc.org/dvpmain/elreform/dvpadvoguideHAVA.html

Diebold and the Disabled: http://www.wired.com/news/evote/0,2645,65292,00.html

Statement of Principles on Electronic Voting: Leadership Conference on Civil Rights:
http://www.civilrights.org/issues/voting/details.cfm?id=18481

Painting Happy Faces on Black Boxes By Diane Farsetta, AlterNet:
http://www.alternet.org/story/19423