> Request Registration/Absentee Ballot > Maine
The Federal Post Card Application registers you to vote and
requests absentee ballots for all regularly scheduled Federal
elections for 2 years from the date of the receipt of the
You may not need to fill out this entire form. Check out the instructions below to see what information your State requires.
If you are already registered, you may request your ballot online at Maine's Absentee Ballot Request Service website. A registered absentee voter may also call 207-624-7650 or 1-888-VOTESME (1-888-868-3763) to request their ballot.
Open Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Request
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Only the following blocks are required:
Block 1: Select the category that describes you.
Block 2: To vote in primary elections, you must enter your
political party affiliation. If you are currently registered and
want to change your political party affiliation and have been
enrolled in the political party for at least three months, the
FPCA must be received by your election official no later
than 15 days before the election. If you are currently
registered and have previously declined to indicate a
political party and you now want to vote in a primary
election, you must submit the FPCA to the election official
any time before the election. Political party affiliation is not
required if only requesting absentee ballots for general
Block 3: Name (Last, First, Middle)
Block 4: Date of Birth
Enter your valid Maine Driver's License number. If you do
not have a Maine Driver’s License, enter the last four digits
of your Social Security number. If you do not possess either
of these identification numbers, write “none” and the State
shall assign a number that will serve to identify you for
voter registration purposes.
Block 5: Recommended but not required. Provide your
contact information to allow the election official to follow
up if more information is required.
Block 6: Maine allows you to receive your ballot by mail or
electronically via download from a secure website or by
fax. Please rank your preference of how you would like to
receive your absentee ballot. Provide your fax number or
email address in Block 5. Please ensure that this email
address does not block or filter emails forwarded from the
election official. If you do not make a selection, then the
election official will mail your ballot to you.
Block 7: Complete street address of your Maine voting
residence. A post office box is not sufficient. If your
address includes a rural route, describe its location in Block
9. This address must be within the municipality where you
claim legal voting residence.
Block 8: Complete address where you want your ballot
sent, usually where you live now.
Block 9: Provide the name of the municipality and State
where you were registered to vote before you registered at
your current Maine voting residence. This address must be
different from the one in Block 7. If you have not registered
to vote before, write “none.”
Afifrmation: Sign and date. No witness or notary required.
If you choose to mail your Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Request, send it to:
Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions
Division of Elections
101 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0101
Optional: You may be able to use the Postage-Paid Envelope Template.
Open Postage-Paid Envelope Template
The postage paid envelope may be used if mailed in the U.S. Postal System, which includes all U.S. Military post offices (APO/FPO) overseas or through the diplomatic pouch available at U.S. embassies/consulates. Affix appropriate postage if using international mail. Template must be printed on a number 10 or larger envelope.
If you choose to fax, it is recommended that you fax the form directly to 207-287-5428 or toll-free within the United States at 877-443-1302. You may also use our toll-free fax service:
Inside the U.S.? Fax to:1-800-368-8683(703) 588-2148 DSN 425-2148
Outside the U.S.? Show me a list of toll-free fax numbers.
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If you choose to email, email the signed, scanned form as an attachment directly to UOCAVA.CEC@maine.gov. You may also use our Electronic Transmission Service by sending the form as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Open Fax/Email Coversheet
More Information on Maine's Absentee Voting Guidelines
Maine State Election website
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Q: When mailing a Voter Registration/Absentee Ballot Request form to my State, do I have to pay postage?
Q: What is a postmark and how do I make sure I get one?
Q: When is the best time to apply for an absentee ballot?
Q: Must I submit a separate application for each election?
Last updated: 09.19.2013