Election day is finally here—and we’re asking you to (please!) get out there and vote today!
Find out where your polling place is HERE. All polling places in Maine are open NOW, and will stay open until 8:00 tonight. If you’re in line to vote at 8:00, you will be able to vote.If you’re at least 18 and a U.S. citizen, YOU CAN VOTE TODAY! Thousands of people across the country are being denied the right to vote today because of unfair laws meant to suppress their voices. Millions more around the world don’t even have the right to vote. You do. We are lucky to live in a state that has great voting laws that support everyone’s right to vote. Use that right, and make your voice heard.
Here are some things to take with you, just to be safe:
- Your ID;
- Something that shows you live where you live – a utility bill, a lease, etc. (technically, you only need these things if you’re registering or voting for the first time, but bring them just in case);
- Something to read – you might have to wait in line;
- Your opinions – YOU COUNT! What do you want from your government?
*Important: If you are treated unfairly at the polls today or if you are told you can’t vote, call the ACLU of Maine at (207) 774-5444 before you leave the polls. They may be able to help you vote.
Why are YOU voting today? What do you want? Go to Maine Family Planning’s Facebook page and let us know. Tell us #WhyImVoting. Post a selfie of yourself at the polls, or with your “I voted” sticker.
Together, we can make a difference in this election!