On Voting Day - Answers to Your Questions
Does my disability affect my right to vote?
NO, your disability does NOT affect your right to vote unless a judge has taken away your right to vote.
Does the polling place have to be accessible?
Yes, every polling place must comply with the regulations of the Americans with Disabilities Act. In addition, all polling locations should be equipped with a Vote-By-Phone system, as part of Maine's accessible voting solution.
Where do I vote?
You must vote at your polling place. Your polling place depends on where you live. To find out where your polling place is, call your town or city clerk, or visit the website:
All polling places open on Election Day from 10:00 am - 8:00 pm, and many from 6:00 am to 8:00 pm
What do I do if I know that my polling place is not accessible to me?
Call your town or city clerk and ask them to modify the location in compliance with the regulations under the Americans with Disabilities Act. If the necessary adjustment cannot be made to your polling location by Election Day, then you may call your town or city clerk and request to vote at another site.
What do I need to bring?
If you registered in person or if you registered by mail and provided valid identification you do not need to bring anything with you. However, if you register on Election Day or if you registered by mail and did not send any valid form of identification in with your Registration Card, then you must bring one of the following forms of ID:
Copy of your Maine driver's license
Copy of another valid photo ID
A current government document that shows your name and address
Can I have help voting?
Yes, you may have your friend or relative come with you to help you read and/or fill out your ballot. When selecting your helper you may choose almost anyone you would like to have come with you, your helper does not have to be registered to vote or even old enough to vote. However, your employer or union official may not help you vote. If you do not bring somebody with you, but you would like to have help, an election official can also assist you throughout the voting process.
Can I bring my service animal to the polling place?
Yes, you have the right to bring your service animal with you into your polling place.
How do I mark a ballot?
Different polling places may have different types of voting systems. However, each ballot will explain how to mark your choices. If you have any questions or need help you may ask an election official. If you would like to check what type of system your location will use, you may call your town or city clerk.
What if my polling place isn't accessible on voting day?
Please call the Election Division of the Secretary of State's office at (207) 624-7650 and the Disability Rights Center at 1-800-452-1948.