Maine does NOT require registered voters to show ID at the polls, except for some first-time voters.
Sometimes poll workers are confused and will ask for ID for voting. Voters may also be confused and believe that they cannot vote without ID. VoteRiders can help with up-to-date resources and free assistance to help you with Maine voter ID questions.
For questions about Maine's voting requirements, call or text VoteRiders’ Voter ID Helpline: 844-338-8743.
- If you register to vote in person, you must show a driver’s license, state ID, or provide the last 4 digits of your social security number (SSN), if you have one.
- If you registered by mail and did not include your state’s driver’s license number or the last 4 digits of your SSN, you must show an acceptable form of ID (see below) at your polling place.
- If you apply for an absentee/vote by mail ballot and did not include your state’s driver’s license number or the last 4 digits of your SSN when you registered by mail, you must include a copy of an acceptable ID (see below).
Here is a list of acceptable IDs: Documents that prove who you are
Your state may have other ID requirements for voting in person or for absentee/vote by mail ballot.