March 5, 2024 Presidential Primary Information

Application for Absentee Ballot March 5, 2024 Presidential Primary


Effective January 1, 2024, Maine is transitioning from a closed primary system to a Semi-Open Primary. This change means that unenrolled voters will now be able to participate in the Presidential Primary. 

Party Affiliation

If you are an Unenrolled voter, meaning you are registered to vote but are not enrolled in a political party, you will be able to choose any party ballot available.

If you are already enrolled as a Democrat, Green independent, Libertarian or Republican, the last day to switch parties prior to the election is Tuesday, February 20th.

The Maine Secretary of State's Office has provided the following information for voters as the March 5, 2024 election is Maine's first Semi-Open Primary: