The November 2024 elections will include a presidential election, elections for seats in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, and elections for seats in the Maine Senate and House of Representatives. 

The presumptive (likely or probable) Democratic candidate will be current President Joe Biden. The presumptive Republican candidate will be Donald Trump. The final decision on candidates will be made at the Republican and Democratic conventions this summer. 

The outcome of the presidential election is expected to have a significant impact on the lives of millions of immigrants in the U.S. Former President Trump has repeatedly stated that if he is elected to the presidency for a second time, he will immediately launch “the largest domestic deportation operation in American history.” 

With six months left until the November 5 election, U.S. citizens have ample time to educate themselves about the candidates and their policies.

Note that only U.S. citizens may register to vote or cast a ballot on November 5.  “U.S. citizen” on Maine’s voter registration form is a legal term, and for non-citizens, making a mistake and registering or casting a ballot can have serious consequences under U.S. immigration laws. The law does not excuse non-citizens who misunderstood the eligibility laws, or who were told or helped by others to register or vote. The law even applies to those who passed their citizenship test and interview but are not yet sworn in as U.S. citizens. Under federal law, people who are not U.S. citizens, but who register to vote or who vote in any U.S. election (including local, state, and federal elections) can be deported.