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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:

Voter Eligibility in Maine:

Absentee Voting:

Maine Voter Guide:

Maine Department of the Secretary of State, Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions
Division of Elections and Commissions:

Maine eDemocracy Portal, Information about voting and access to democracy:

Maine eDemocracy Elections & Voting Page:

Maine Electoral Districts based on the 2003 Apportionment (Find out your voting district): Where to vote, Wherever you are:


The Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA):

More Information:

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. General Information:

ADA Checklist for Polling Places:

National Resources

People with Disabilities and Voting- The Center for An Accessible Society:

Legal strategies to Expand the Voting Rights of Citizens with Disabilities Bazelon Center:

Advocates Guide to the Help America Vote Act of 2002:

Diebold and the Disabled:

Statement of Principles on Electronic Voting: Leadership Conference on Civil Rights:

Painting Happy Faces on Black Boxes By Diane Farsetta, AlterNet:

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