MAINE IS HOLDING ITS CRUCIAL MIDTERM ELECTIONS – MAKE SURE YOUR VOICE IS HEARD!
What elections are there in Maine? What am I voting for?
Voting has never been more important and your vote is crucial!
Maine will hold its midterm elections for US Representatives as well as state-wide offices for Governor and your state representatives and state senators.
All Maine overseas voters can vote in these important elections!
It’s vital to keep Maine Democratic! We need to get out the vote to re-elect two excellent Democrats in close races: Governor Janet Mills and US Representative Jared Golden. With your vote, we can keep the Democratic majority in Congress.
Please vote in ALL the races on your ballot – Maine state elections are hugely important! State governments are responsible for voting and also for state policies on abortion and reproductive rights, climate change, education, and so many other issues that affect us no matter where we are in the world.
Electing Democrats will be crucial to ensuring the 2024 elections are fair, open, and inclusive. State elections can hinge on just a few votes – your vote matters!
1) Register to Vote and Request Your Ballot Today
It's easy to request your ballot – and your ballot request covers all elections in 2022, including any possible runoffs or special elections. You MUST send in an FPCA to request your ballot in 2022.
Go to www.votefromabroad.org and follow the prompts to fill out the form to request your ballot, the Federal Post Card Application form (FPCA). (If needed, it will also serve as voter registration.) To ensure you receive your ballot in time, please check the box on the FPCA to have your blank ballot sent to you by “Email/Online” or “Fax.”
You can send your FPCA to your local election office in Maine by email (recommended), fax, or mail.
Your FPCA must be received by November 7, 2022, at 5 pm Maine time.
You can check your voter registration status online using: https://www.maine.gov/portal/government/edemocracy/voter_lookup.php. You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.
2) When You Get Your Ballot, Fill It Out and Send It Back Right Away
Ballots started going out on September 24, 2022. If you asked for your ballot by email, be sure to check your spam folder and any secondary inboxes.
When you get your ballot, fill it out and send it back right away. You can return your ballot by email (recommended) or fax or mail.
Your voted ballot must be received in Maine by November 8, at 8 pm Maine time.
3) Confirm That Your Ballot Was Accepted and Counted
After you send in your ballot, make sure your vote is counted!
You can check your ballot status online using: https://apps.web.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/AbsenteeBallot/ballot-status.pl
You may need to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) to connect to this website from outside the US. For more information about how to use a VPN, please click here.
Or, you can email or call your local election office directly. You can find the contact information at: www.votefromabroad.org/states/ME; scroll down to "Find Your Election Office."
If there is a problem with your ballot, you may be able to fix it – the earlier you send it in, the more time you’ll have.
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