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, located at the Cross Insurance Center, or by downloading this fillable Voter Registration cardand returning it, along with appropriate documentation, to the Registrar of Voters, 73 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME 04401. Proof of residency and proof of identity are required, such as a copy of 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 include a copy of a utility bill, lease, or other document that shows your Bangor street address. Mail in registration forms must be received by the Registrar of Voters by October 19, 2020. After that date residents must register in person.
Residents may register to vote on election day at the Cross Insurance Center. 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;
- be at least 16 years of age to pre-register (not eligible to vote);
- 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 City Hall during regular business hours - Voter Registration will relocate to the Cross Insurance Center from October 13, 2020 through November 3, 2020 and will not be available at City Hall during those dates.
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 the City Clerk's office.
What identification do I need to bring when registering?
You must show identification and proof of Bangor residency. Examples include but are not limited to:
- Driver’s license
- State identification card
- U.S. passport
- Birth Certificate
- Social Security Card
- Other official document such as public benefit determination, utility bill, bank statement, government check, etc. showing name and address
If your current Bangor address is NOT listed on the proof of identity, then you must provide additional documentation of residency. Examples include but are not limited to: motor vehicle registration, current tax return, hunting & fishing license, mail, property lease or deed.
Where do I vote?
All Bangor voters vote at the Cross Insurance Center.