Maine Audubon wants every eligible voter to have the opportunity to cast their ballot this November. Planning ahead can help ensure your participation in this essential aspect of our democracy.
⭐ Election Day 2023 is Tuesday, November 7 ⭐
Below are tools you can use to prepare for the upcoming election, including links to register to vote and information on early voting, plus answers to frequently asked questions about the election process.
The State of Maine Voter Guide has a number of important resources, including:
Voter Registration guide;
Local voting information;
Information on Early and Absentee Voting in Maine. Note that absentee ballots must be returned to your municipal clerk by 8:00 p.m. on Election Day.
The ACLU Maine Know Your Voting Rights page is an essential resource for those who are unsure about whether they can vote.
Disability Rights Maine’s Voting Access website has information about access to polling places, registering to vote, and casting a ballot.
2023 Referendum Questions
This year, in addition to local elections, Maine voters will cast their votes on eight separate statewide referendums. An overview of the eight questions from the State of Maine can be found on the State’s website here, along with the State’s detailed Maine Citizen’s Guide to the Referendum Election (PDF).
Maine Audubon is a member of the Wabanaki Alliance Tribal Coalition and supports tribal sovereignty and legislation that supports Wabanaki people and communities. Following the lead of the Wabanaki Alliance, we urge you to vote YES on Question 6. If passed, Question 6 would require the state to print the full text of the Maine State Constitution, including a section about Maine’s original treaty obligations to the Wabanaki Nations that has been missing from printed versions for nearly 150 years. Learn more from the Wabanaki Alliance here.
We hope that you find this information useful, and that everyone eligible to vote can do so safely and efficiently.