VOTE: Election 2020
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Poll Times
Municipalities with a population of 500 or more open their polls between 6 a.m. - 8 a.m., while municipalities with a population of less than 500 open their polls between 6 a.m. - 10 a.m.

ID Requirements
Identification is not required.

If a voter registers to vote on election day, he or she must provide identification and proof of where he or she lives.

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Can I vote by mail in Maine?
Yes! Any voter can request a mail-in ballot, no excuse required.

Can I submit an application online?
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What's the deadline to request a mail-in ballot?
Your request must be received by October 29th.

What's the deadline to submit my ballot?
Your mail-in ballot must be received by 8:00 pm on Election day (Nov. 3)

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Early voting
Varies locally


Members of the military, their families, and US citizens living overseas can request a ballot to vote from anywhere in the world.

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General Election
November 3

To vote in your state, make sure you’re registered. Here are some important deadlines:

The deadline for mail registration is 10/19.

The deadline for in-person registration is 11/3.

Your state allows any qualified resident to register to vote and cast a ballot on Election Day.

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Candidates & Races

President of the United States


Joseph Robinette "Joe" Biden, Jr. (b. November 20, 1942, in Scranton, Pennsylvania) is the 46th president of the United States, assuming office on January 20, 2021.

He won the 2020 presidential election on November 3, 2020, with 306 electoral votes. Biden launched his campaign for president of the United States on April 25, 2019. He announced U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris (D) as his running mate on August 11, 2020.

Biden was the 47th vice president of the United States, serving under President Barack Obama (D) from January 20, 2009, to January 20, 2017.

He previously served as a U.S. senator from Delaware from 1973 to 2009.

On January 12, 2017, Obama awarded Biden the Presidential Medal of Freedom for his lifetime of public service, marking the final time Obama would present the nation's highest civilian honor. Biden received the award with distinction, an additional honor given only to Pope John Paul II, former President Ronald Reagan, and retired Gen. Colin Powell in the previous three administrations.


Vice President of the United States


Kamala Devi Harris (b. October 20, 1964, in Oakland, California) is a Democratic member of the U.S. Senate from California. Harris was first elected to the Senate in 2016. She became the second Black woman elected to the U.S. Senate and the first Indian American to serve in the chamber.

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden announced Harris was his running mate on August 11, 2020. He called her "a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants." Harris is the first Black woman to appear on a major party's ticket in the United States.

Harris previously ran for president of the United States, entering the race on January 21, 2019. She suspended her presidential campaign on December 3, 2019, and endorsed Biden on March 8, 2020.

Harris is the former attorney general of California. She served in the position from 2011 to 2017. She also served as San Francisco's district attorney from 2004 to 2011.


U.S. Senate Maine


Susan Collins (Republican Party) is a member of the U.S. Senate from Maine. She assumed office on January 7, 1997. Her current term ends on January 3, 2027.

Collins (Republican Party) ran for re-election to the U.S. Senate to represent Maine. She won in the general election on November 3, 2020.

Collins' yes vote was needed in order to nominate Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court in 2018, making her a key player in the nomination process. Her vote also played a key role in the ACA repeal and replace effort; Collins, John McCain (R-Ariz.), and Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) all voted with Democrats against the American Health Care Act of 2017, meaning the bill did not pass.

Prior to her election to the Senate, Collins served as Deputy State Treasurer of Massachusetts.