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Posted on: February 12, 2020

March 3, 2020 Election

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We have extended our office hours just for you! If you would like to vote by absentee ballot, come see us this weekend. The Town Clerk's Office will be OPEN Saturday 02/22/20 & Sunday 02/23/20 from 9AM - 12PM.

We understand you have questions about the March election so we listed our most frequently asked questions & corresponding answers w/ sample ballots to view. If you still have questions, feel free to call the Clerk’s Office at 207-985-2102 x1602.


Absentee ballots will be available without a special circumstance until February 27, 2020. 


Q. Does everyone receive a Presidential Primary Ballot?

A. You must be enrolled in the Democratic or Republican party in order to receive a party ballot in the primary. If you are Unenrolled (incorrectly referred to as Independent), you will only receive a State Referendum Ballot.


Q. Can I switch parties?

A. Yes. The deadline to switch from the Democratic, Republican or Green party to another party is Friday February 14, 2020. Come into the Town Clerk’s Office with a form of identification to fill out a new voter registration card.


Q. If I am currently Unenrolled (incorrectly referred to as Independent) in a party, can I enroll in the Democratic, Republican or Green Party?

A. Yes. There is no deadline to make this change. Come into the Town Clerk’s Office with a form of identification to fill out a new voter registration card or you make this change at the Election by stopping by the registration table with your form of identification to fill out a new voter registration card there.


Q. Who are the Republican and Democratic candidates listed on the ballots?

A. Both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party certified with the Secretary of State that there was a contest for the party’s presidential nomination.


Q. What is the State Referendum ballot question?

A. State Referendum Ballot Question "Do you want to reject the new law that removes religious and philosophical exemptions to requiring immunization against certain communicable diseases for students to attend schools and colleges and for employees of nursery schools and health care facilities?"


Q. Can I view the ballots ahead of time so I am prepared to vote on March 3, 2020?

A. Yes. You can view the State Referendum ballot, Republican Candidate ballot and Democratic Candidate ballots all here.

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