Making Democracy Work

Take Action

 

1.) Update your voter registration. If you’re not registered to vote where you live, or if your party enrollment is not up to date, you can take care of this now. Just download and print a copy of Maine’s voter registration card, fill it out at home, and mail it back in! Or you can ask your town clerk to mail you a card. Completed voter registration cards, along with necessary documentation, may be mailed to your town office or city hall, or sent to the Secretary of State's Office in Augusta. You may be able to drop them off at your town office, but call first.


To print a voter registration card

Instructions for filling out the card

Be sure to follow the instructions carefully, including how to submit a valid ID and how to document your current name and address. For more information about voter registration, click here.

If you are already registered, you can also update your party enrollment using that card. Remember, you must be enrolled in a party to vote in the primary elections on July 14. Learn more about party enrollment here. Unenrolled voters may vote on bonds and local issues without joining a party.

 

2.) It’s not for everyone. But consider serving as an election worker this July 14. Many of the people who have done this work in the past are at high risk of COVID. If you are someone who would like to see how elections work from the inside, and if you feel safe doing it, we’ll put you in touch with election officials near you. Most towns pay a modest hourly rate for this work. Let us know if you’re interested.

 

3.) Call your Senators about federal funding for elections. In March, Congress worked to add $400 million in aid to states to address necessary policies to safeguard our elections during COVID-19. This money is just a down payment on the real funding needed to protect the right to vote in the November elections. It is imperative Congress provides the necessary funding to transform our election system to respond to this crisis and ensure voting remains fair, accessible, and safe. Use this Action Alert from LWVUS to contact our Senators now. Or call your Senators at 1-888-415-4527 to ask them to include $4 billion in funding to secure our elections in the next stimulus package.

 

4.) Get ahead of the curve. Request your absentee ballot right now. Visit our Absentee page to find out how to get your request in early. 

 

5.) Democracy Maine Advocacy Briefing. Want to get involved with our work? Join us on Tuesday, June 16th, 6-7:30 PM for this briefing on our key advocacy issues for the upcoming year. Sign up here, and we will send you information on how to join virtually before the event.

 

6.) Complete Your Census Form. Respond online at my2020census.gov or complete and return the paper questionnaire. And check with your friends, family, and co-workers to make sure they do, too.