Voting Access

In partnership with our clients and allies, DRM works to remove barriers to voting and to educate and train people on voting rights.

Maine's Protection and Advocacy for Voter Access (PAVA) project:

  • enforces the right to equal opportunities for people with disabilities in gaining access to polling places, registering to vote, and casting a ballot;
  • conducts training and education activities on voting rights for people with disabilities and their allies;
  • engages in systemic work to promote the involvement of people with disabilities in decisions that impact them.


Questions or concerns regarding voting access in Maine?

Want information about getting involved?

Call 800.452.1948

Voting Resources

Maine Citizen’s Guide to the Referendum Election, November 7, 2023

Referendum Elections are held to provide Maine's citizens an opportunity to vote on People's Veto Referenda, Direct Initiatives of Legislation (i.e. Citizen Initiatives), Bond Issues, other referenda proposed by the Legislature, and Constitutional Amendments. Referendum elections are an important part of the heritage of public participation in Maine.

Citizen's Guide to the Referendum Election (PDF)

Citizen's Guide to the Referendum Election (Word)

ACL Voting Resources for Older Adults and People with Disabilities

Your Vote Counts: A Self-Advocate’s Guide to Voting in the U.S.

From the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN): "On election day, people pick who they want to represent them in elected office. This process is an important part of life in the community. It matters because people who make policy decisions change our everyday lives. Everything from curb cuts to anti-discrimination laws can change based on who holds elected office.

Understanding voting and how to know who to vote for is an important part of living in the community. People with disabilities deserve to understand how to vote. That’s where our new plain language voting toolkit comes in.

The toolkit focuses on the process of voting, and understanding how to prepare to vote on election day. This toolkit answers questions many first time voters have, such as:

  • What is voting?
  • Why should I vote?
  • What’s the difference between a primary election and a general election?
  • How does the Electoral College work?
  • How do I get ready to vote?
  • How can I get disability accommodations when I vote?

Your Vote Counts is available in two versions:

  • Our Easy Read Edition. The Easy Read version has three files: the main toolkit, a glossary of all the words used in the toolkit, and a section about voting laws in every state. The Easy Read version uses pictures along with large text, and has more white space.
  • A Plain Language Version without accompanying graphics. It includes a full glossary of all the words used in the toolkit, and a separate part about voting laws in every state.

Visit ASAN's website to download their guide(s)

AARP Maine Election Guide

Voter Information Sources: Candidates and Issues


Voter Guide - Ballot:

League of Women Voters Maine Events Page