“Request Early. Vote Early. Return Early.”

Election Information
Date: November 3, 2020
Time: Polls open at 7am and close at 8pm
Local Poll Information:
Lewiston, Maine
Auburn, Maine

  • When will you vote? Decide on a time. Set a reminder on your phone.
  • Where is your polling location or ballot drop box? Check here to find your polling place.
  • How will you get there? Taking a friend with you increases the chances you’ll both vote.
  • After you vote, wear your “I Voted!” sticker and tell everyone that you voted!

In-Person Voting
Before you go to vote, please double-check your polling place–that it has not changed–by using the Voter Information Lookup Service, checking your town website, or calling your municipal clerk’s office.

Voters should allow additional time to complete the voting process, as wait times are expected to be longer than usual due to capacity limits, social distancing, and sanitization measures in place at your polling site.

  • Just in case: If you or someone you know is turned away or has trouble voting at your polling location, call this number (866) OUR-VOTE for help. It is run by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law. Please Note: If you make a mistake in filling out your ballot or notice any irregularity at the polling place, speak immediately to the election warden, who will be at the site all day. 


To help Get Out the Vote, contact Carrie Jadud, at Maine Peoples Alliance.

For EmeritX (retired Bates faculty members) wishing to encourage Bates students to vote (some for the first time), contact Peggy Rotundo. She will connect you with students so you can check in to make sure they have a plan to vote (and boost their confidence).

Learn more about Voter Suppression
Watch and discuss Stacey Abrams’ film, All In: The Fight for Democracy on Tues., Oct. 27, 4:45-7:00pm with Bates’ Assistant Dean of Intercultural Education Rachel Roberson and Vice President for Equity and Inclusion Noelle Chaddock via Zoom.