Navigating the Voting Process
KVCC Votes is a nonpartisan student-led group who is dedicated to providing nonpartisan voting information, helping KVCC students through the process of registering to vote, and developing their voting plans on or before election day. This engagement includes, among other things, participation in local, statewide, and national elections. Toward this end, students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to become registered voters and to exercise their right to vote. For more election engagement information or to join KVCC Votes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or find KVCC Votes on the KV App. We welcome you to learn more by watching the video created by our own Campaign Election Engagement Fellow, Vincent Carwyn.
Am I eligible to vote in Maine?
- As a college student, you have the legal right to register and vote at either your permanent address or your campus address. You may wish to consider where you feel more connected to your community or more informed about local issues, the ease or difficulty of participating in the process, and where you feel your vote will make the greatest impact.
- According to the Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections, and Commissions, if you are a student, you have the right to register in the municipality in Maine where you attend school, provided you have established a voting residence there as defined in Maine’s election laws. You can establish a voting residence at your Maine school address if you have a present intention to remain at that address for the time being, whether that residence is a dorm, apartment, house or even a hotel. If you have established residency in another municipality or state, you may vote by absentee ballot in that state.
How do I register to vote?
You can register to vote or update your registration information:
- By mail
- In person at your elections office
- At the polls on Election Day
- Download the Maine Voter Registration Application (PDF)
- In Maine, registering online is currently not offered.
Registering To Vote in Another State
Here is where you can find voter registration details for your state: State Voting Requirements & Information
How can I verify if I have previously registered to vote?
There are a few ways to check your registration status
- Online through vote.org
- Through your local election authority
- Verify You’re Registered to Vote
How do I find my state’s election dates & deadlines?
What if I need to vote by Absentee Ballot?
- Any registered voter may cast an absentee ballot instead of voting in person at the voting place.
- You do not need to have a specific reason or be unable to vote at the voting place on Election Day to use an absentee ballot.
- Complete an Absentee Ballot Form.
Can I sign up for electronic reminders?
Absolutely! The following link below will point you in the right direction to sign up for electronic alerts. Keep in mind the following as stated by voter.gov:
- You will receive occasional emails from Vote.org.
- You can unsubscribe at any time.
- You will receive occasional text messages from Vote.org if you provide your cell phone number. Message and data rates may apply. Text STOP to opt out. Text HELP for more info.
- Election Reminders Form