League of Women Voters of Maine's Easy to Read Voter Guide

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MIDTERM ELECTION: TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2022

FREEPORT VOTERS:

    • Poll location: Freeport High School Gymnasium, 30 Holbrook St, Freeport, ME 04032
    • Poll hours: 7:00AM – 8:00PM
    • Absentee ballots returned prior to Election Day may be delivered in-person to Town Hall, deposited in the drop box at Town Hall, or mailed to Town Hall (mail no later than Nov 1); absentee ballots can also be returned on Election Day at the polling location
    • Check out the Town of Freeport’s information on Elections and Voter Registration Services
    • See sample ballots for Districts 1, 2, 3 and 4
    • Don’t know your voting district? See Freeport’s voting district map or refer to a street list of voting districts
    • Direct questions to Town Clerk Christine Wolfe at 207-865-4743 ext. 123

POWNAL VOTERS:

    • Poll location: Mallet Hall, 429 Hallowell Road, Pownal, ME 04069
    • Poll hours: 8:00AM – 8:00PM
    • Absentee ballots returned prior to Election Day may be delivered in-person to Town Hall or mailed to Town Hall (mail no later than Nov 1); absentee ballots can also be returned on Election Day at the polling location
    • Check out the Town of Pownal’s information on Elections
    • See front and back of sample ballot
    • Direct questions to Town Clerk Rebecca Taylor-Chase at 207-688-4611

DURHAM VOTERS:

    • Poll location: Durham Community School, 654 Hallowell Road, Durham, ME 04222
    • Poll hours: 8:00AM – 8:00PM
    • Absentee ballots returned prior to Election Day may be delivered in-person to Town Hall or mailed to Town Hall (mail no later than Nov 1); absentee ballots can also be returned on Election Day at the polling location
    • Check out the Town of Durham’s news post on this coming election
    • See the front and back of sample ballot
    • Direct questions to Town Clerk Jessica Landberg at 207-353-2561

Secretary of State Shenna Bellows explains different ways to register to vote

Get Registered to Vote in Maine

To register: you must be a United States citizen, at least 16 years of age to pre-register to vote (18+ by Election Day to actually vote) and have established a fixed principal home in Maine.

You can register to vote by: filling out a voter registration card at your town office or city hall, through any Motor Vehicle branch office, in most state & federal social service agencies, at voter registration drives, or at your local polling location (on Election Day).

When you register for the first time in Maine: you’ll need to provide identity documents that show you have established your voting residence in the State of Maine.

Examples of acceptable documents are: driver’s license, State ID, valid U.S. Passport, military ID, ID card issued by a federally recognized Indian tribe, certified birth certificate, signed Social Security card, utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or Student photo ID from a state-approved public or private school or institute of higher education in Maine.

Visit the State of Maine Voter Guide for complete voting details.

Your Right To Vote in Maine

The U.S. Constitution gives all citizens the right to vote.

I can register to vote in Maine if:

  • I am a United States citizen;
  • I live in a town or city in Maine; and
  • I am 17 years old and will be 18 years old by Election Day.

If I am registered to vote in Maine, I can vote. I do not need to show ID to get a ballot.

I may vote by absentee ballot instead of voting in person at the voting place. I do not need a reason to vote by absentee ballot.

If I am not registered to vote, I can register on Election Day and vote. (I must register in person and must show ID and proof of where I live.)

I cannot be turned away from my voting place. I must be allowed to vote a challenged ballot. (If I don’t have ID or proof of where I live, I will cast a challenged ballot. I may be asked to show ID after the election.)

If I am in line at the voting place at 8:00PM on Election Day, I still may register and vote.

I may see a sample ballot and get help on how to mark my ballot before I vote. I also may ask for help to read or mark my ballot.

If I make a mistake, I can get a new ballot.

I have the right to use Maine’s Accessible Voting System (AVS) at my voting place.

I may not be harassed when voting or be pressured about how to vote.

If I am under guardianship, I may vote.

If I am currently incarcerated or have ever had a felony conviction, I may still vote.

If I have any problems, or if I am not allowed to vote, I should discuss the situation with the local clerk or warden. If the issue is not resolved, I will escalate the complaint.

See the Your Right to Vote in Maine page for full details.

Previous Secretary of State Dunlap explains the voting and tabulation process for ranked-choice voting