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Elections 2020


AUGUST 5, 2020 UPDATE: For the next few weeks, you CANNOT request your ballot online. The Maine Secretary of State is updating the website to make it easier for users. The good news: you can request your ballot by phone or by mail. Visit your Town Clerk's website or visit our Absentee How-to page for more information

Effects of Coronavirus on Elections & Civic Engagement

Have questions about how the COVID-19 pandemic is impacting upcoming elections? Visit our FAQ page for the most up-to-date information. 

General and Special Referendum Election, November 3, 2020

In this statewide election, Maine voters will be voting for the offices of President of the United States, U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, Maine State Senate, and Maine State House. Candidate lists are still being finalized. We will be using ranked choice voting in all of the federal elections, including the choice of presidential electors for the office of President of the United States. We will not be using ranked choice voting in the elections for Maine State Senate or Maine State House. Read more about ranked choice voting here.

In addition, it appears that there will be at least one ballot question. You can learn more about this question here.

  • Rejecting an Energy Tranmission Corridor: Do you want to require the Maine Public Utilities Commission to reject a previously-approved proposal to construct the New England Clean Energy Connect electrical power transmission line through western Maine?”