Election Day Information
Towns and cities across Maine will have municipal and referendum elections on Tuesday, November 2.
Same day voter registration is allowed at your polling location with proof of residency.
- Every municipality has a polling place. Hours vary according to the polling place. For a complete listing: https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/data/data-pdf/votingplace1121.pdf
Absentee ballots must be returned to the municipal clerk no later than 8:00 PM on Election Day.
If you requested an absentee ballot, but now wish to vote in person on Election Day, you may do so as long as you have not returned your absentee ballot.
Referendum Elections are an important part of the heritage of public participation in Maine. They are held to provide Maine’s citizens an opportunity to vote on People’s Veto Referenda, Citizen Initiatives), Bond Issues, other referenda proposed by the Legislature, and Constitutional Amendments.
This year all voters will have three state-wide referendum questions on their ballots. The questions include a corridor referendum, a bond issue, and a food sovereignty constitutional amendment.
Listing of Referendum Questions as they will appear on the ballot
Question 1: Citizen’s Initiative
Do you want to ban the construction of high-impact electric transmission lines in the Upper Kennebec Region and to require the Legislature to approve all other such projects anywhere in Maine, both retroactively to 2020, and to require the Legislature, retroactively to 2014, to approve by a two-thirds vote such projects using public land?
This referendum would ban the construction of high-impact transmission lines in upper Kennebec and require a two-thirds vote of the legislature to approve similar projects in the future.
Question 2: Bond Issue
Do you favor a $100,000,000 bond issue to build or improve roads, bridges, railroads, airports, transit facilities and ports and make other transportation investments, to be used to leverage an estimated $253,000,000 in federal and other funds?
Question Two is a straightforward transportation infrastructure bond, asking voters to approve a $100,000,000 bond issue to be matched by an estimated $253,000,000 in federal funds.
Question 3: Constitutional Amendment
Do you favor amending the Constitution of Maine to declare that all individuals have a natural, inherent and unalienable right to grow, raise, harvest, produce and consume the food of their own choosing for their own nourishment, sustenance, bodily health and well-being?
Question Three asks voters to approve a constitutional amendment asserting that all people have the right to produce and harvest food for their own nourishment and sustenance.