Register to Vote

The State of Maine allows residents to register to vote anytime, including the day of the election.
Residents of Bangor may register to vote at the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall during regular business hours. Proof of residency and proof of identity is required -- such as a driver's license indicating a physical street address in Bangor (not a post office box mailing address). If your driver's license shows a previous address, please bring other documents (checkbook, utility bills, etc.) that show your Bangor street address.
Residents may register to vote on election day at the polling place at which they vote. To assist us in making the voting process as easy as possible, we ask that you register in advance if at all possible.

Voter Registration FAQs

Who can register to vote?

To register to vote you must:

  • be a United States citizen;
  • at least 17 years of age;
  • be a Maine resident.

Where do I register?

Voter Registration is available for new voters or for existing Bangor voters to change their address or name as follows:

  • At the Cross Insurance Center on Election Day
  • At the Cross Insurance Center during early voting
  • At City Hall during regular business hours

Maine residents can also register at any Motor Vehicle branch office, in most state & federal social service agencies, or at voter registration drives. 

Completed registration cards can be delivered to City Hall or sent directly to the Secretary of State’s Office in Augusta.

What identification do I need to bring when registering?

You must show identification and proof of Bangor residency.  Examples of proper identification include:

  • a driver’s license
  • state identification card
  • U.S. passport
If your Bangor address is NOT listed, then you can show a utility bill, a checkbook, or mail that has been delivered to you at your Bangor residence.

Where do I vote?

All Bangor voters vote at the Cross Insurance Center.