Your Election Update For Monday, November 7

Monday, November 7, 2022
Jen Lancaster

Tomorrow is Election Day. Regardless of who you are voting for or where you stand on the issues, there is something we all have in common as Mainers: some of the consistently best-run elections in the country.

Whether you vote absentee or at the polls, the process is straightforward and smooth. But behind the scenes, municipal clerks and their staff have been working long, stressful hours for months to ensure that Maine’s elections remain secure, accessible, and safe.

Because the work of election administrators is largely invisible, it also goes underappreciated. And in recent years, partisan campaigns of misinformation have unfairly and inaccurately targeted the heroic work done by these dedicated nonpartisan officials.

Their job is hard enough as it is. When you visit the polls tomorrow, November 8, thank your clerks and poll workers for doing the essential work of administering democracy in Maine.

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Voter Hotline: Experience issues at the polls? Have questions about how to vote? Text or call us: (207) 558-3333.

Absentee Voting: All absentee ballots must be returned to your Town Clerk by 8:00 PM on Tues., November 8 in order for them to be processed and counted. Don't forget to sign the outer envelope! Already returned your ballot? Click here to check on its status. 

Ballot information: Haven't voted yet and want to see what's on your ballot? Visit to view your local ballot. 

Clean Elections: Voting in Portland? The League has endorsed question 3, which will establish Clean Elections in Portland. Vote YES on question 3! See more information at

Delayed Election Results: This is normal, and it means election officials are hard at work ensuring they count every vote. Election night reporting is unofficial, and those results may change as ballot counting is completed. Election results are not final until certification.

Ranked Choice Voting: All Mainers will use RCV in the U.S. House races. Portland residents will use RCV for local offices, such as city council.

Report Election Mis/Disinformation: If you see something that goes beyond zealous advocacy into intentional deception about the election and voting process, we'd like to know about it. File a report here

Voter Hotline: Experiencing issues at the polls? Have questions about how to vote? Text or call us: (207) 558-3333.