How to vote for Bernie Sanders in Maine

Register By

February 11 (Tuesday)

Same-Day Registration Maine has Same-Day Registration on March 3

Primary On

March 3 (Tuesday)

Maine Primary: Tue, March 3 (13 days away)

Don't forget about the March 8th Caucus!

It's still very early in the election season, and dates often change. Please sign up below for Voter Alerts in Maine and we'll send you an email if the dates change!

Maine Voter Information

Get Registered

Maine has closed primaries — Mainers must register as democrat to vote for Bernie!

Maine does not have online registration, but you can fill out a registration form to print and mail in.

Register as a democrat now!

For more information, see Maine voting.

Maine has Same-Day Registration which allows you to register to vote at the primaries on Tue, March 3 (13 days away)

Not sure if you are registered, or what you're registered as? Check your current registration status online.

Go Vote!

Vote on Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020, from 6:00AM – 8:00PM (Depending on size of town pools may open anywhere between 6:00AM – 10:00AM)

Find your polling place here: https://www1.maine.gov/portal/government/edemocracy/voter_lookup.php

You can register to vote at your town office or city hall, through any Motor Vehicle branch office, in most state & federal social service agencies, or at voter registration drives.

Completed voter registration cards may be hand delivered or mailed to your town office or city hall, or sent to the Secretary of State’s Office in Augusta.

There is no cut-off date for registering to vote in person at your town office or city hall.

Check out the official Maine Voting Guide here:
https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/voter-info/voterguide.html

Voter Rights in Maine: https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/voter-info/right.html

Id Requirement

If I am registered to vote in Maine, I can vote. I do not need to show ID to get a ballot.
If I am not registered to vote, I can register on Election Day and vote. (I must register in person and must show ID and proof of where I live.)

Voter Workplace Protection

No laws require companies to give workers time off to vote.

Early Voting

Vote Early in Maine! Mainers can vote in-person before election day! If you'll be out of town on March 3 or simply find it more convenient, vote early!

Early voting in Maine begins December 3 and ends on February 27.

Request an absentee ballot online here: https://www1.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/AbsenteeBallot/online-form.pl

You can request an absentee ballot as early as 12/3/19

Listing of Municipal Clerks & Registrars

Info on absentee voting:
https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/voter-info/absent.html
https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/voter-info/absenteeguide.html

Only 17?

You may still vote in Maine's primaries if you will be 18 years old by November 3, 2020.

College Students

If you are a college student not living in your home state, you can vote for Bernie in either your home state or in the state in which you are attending school!

Military/Overseas Voters

If you are a Military Voter or a US Citizen living abroad, you are able to request a ballot here to vote for Bernie.

Become a Delegate for Bernie

Willing to go the extra mile to help Bernie get elected? We need 2,373 Bernie supporters to become a Delegate, travel to Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and cast their vote for Bernie Sanders at the Democratic National Convention. Interested?

How to become a delegate in Maine

Maine has 32 delegates

  • 16 district
  • 5 at large
  • 3 Pledged PLEOs
  • 8 Superdelegates

Superdelegates: Gov. Janet Mills, Sen.Angus S. King Jr., Rep. Jared Golden, Rep. Chellie Pingree, Diane M. Denk, Erik Gundersen, Kathleen Marra,  George Mitchell

Important dates:

Primary: March 3, 2020

Municipal Caucuses: March 8, 2020

Filing deadline to become a District, At Large or PLEO Delegate: May 15 2020

State Convention.: May 30, 2020

Delegation’s Organizational Meeting: June 13, 2020

Maine Delegate Selection Plan

State delegates to the State Convention

  • State delegates elect the delegates at the State convention on May 30, 2020.
  • To run for State delegate start organizing your friends and supporters to vote for you.
  • Show up with your supporters to vote in the March 8, 2020 Municipal caucus in your district. All Democratic voters are eligible to vote in the caucus of the municipality where they are registered.

District Delegates (16) 

  • Make sure you are a registered Democrat
  • Determine the congressional district where you are registered
  • You do not have to be a delegate to the State Convention to run to be a national delegate.
  • Nomination petitions are available from the Maine Democratic Party February 7, 2020.
  • File a Nomination Petition with a Pledge of Support by May 15, 2020 with the Maine Democratic Party, PO Box 5258, Augusta, ME 04332-5258
  • Nomination Petitions must be signed by at least 35 State Convention delegates and/or alternates who are registered to vote in that District.
  • District Delegates are elected at the May 30, 2020 State Convention the State Delegates who were chosen during the Municipal Caucuses.

At Large Delegates (5) At Large Alternate Delegates (2)

  • If you did not get elected as a District delegate you can try to become an At Large Delegate or an Alternate delegate
  • You do not have to be a delegate to the State Convention to run to be a national delegate.
  • Nomination petitions are available from the Maine Democratic Party February 7, 2020.
  • File a Nomination Petition with a Pledge of Support by May 15, 2020 with the Maine Democratic Party, PO Box 5258, Augusta, ME 04332-5258
  • Nomination Petitions must be signed by at least 35 State Convention delegates and/or alternates.
  • At-Large and Alternate delegates are elected by a quorum of Maine’s National Convention Delegates at the May 30, 2020 State Convention.

PLEO Delegates (3)

You have to be eligible to be a PLEO delegate. PLEOs are eligible according to the following priority: big city mayors and state-wide elected officials (to be given equal consideration); state legislative leaders, state legislators, and other state, county and local elected officials and party leaders. Help Bernie by encouraging qualified Bernie supporting people to file to become PLEO delegates.

  • File a Nomination Petition with a Pledge of Support by May 15, 2020 with the Maine Democratic Party, PO Box 5258, Augusta, ME 04332-5258
  • Nomination Petitions must be signed by at least 7 State Committee members.
  • PLEO delegates are elected by a quorum of Maine’s National Convention Delegates at the May 30, 2020 State Convention

Standing Committee (3) and Delegation Chair

3 Standing Committee members (1 each on the Credentials, Platform and Rules committees) and the Delegation Chair are elected by a quorum of Maine’s National Convention Delegates by June 13, 2020. You don’t have to be a delegate or alternate to be elected.

Convention Pages (2)

Convention Pages are selected by the State Democratic Chair by June 13, 2020.

If you have questions contact the Maine Democratic Party.

More Information

If you have any questions about voting in Maine you may contact your state official elections office or Democratic party.

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