Elections & Voting
11/6/2018 State of Maine General & Referendum Election Information:
The Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6th from 7AM-8PM at the New Balance Field House & Memorial Gym on the UMAINE campus. Absentee voting without reason is open to all registered voters until 4:30PM Thursday, November 1st and may be done in person at the Town Office during business hours. Special Circumstance Absentee Voting is available in person /or by signed application immediately following. Free public transportation to and from the polls will be offered again by the Community Collector.
NEW: For Ranked Choice Voting Information - Please click here!
To view Notice of Election and Sample Ballots for 11/6/2018, Please click here!
NEW: To visit the State of Maine Ranked Choice Voting website with updates; please click the link here: http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/upcoming/rcv.html
If you reside within the United States and claim the town of Orono as your primary residence, you may request an absentee ballot or vote in person:
For an Absentee Ballot Request Form, please click here!
For Absentee Ballot Instructions, please click here!
For Voter Registration Rules regarding Primary Elections and Enrollment, click here!
To view the restricted activities for this Election, click here!
To view the State of Maine updated political sign policy, click here!
To view a summary of election ballots cast with percentages, click here!
If you claim Orono as your primary residence but reside outside the United States, please contact the State of Maine Elections Division 1-888-868-3763 to enroll as a UOCAVA voter for State/Federal Elections. Should you have a local municipal Election question or to cast a municipal ballot, please call our office at (207)866-2556 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Finding the Orono Polling Place - Type of Election/Two Locations... Federal and State Election(s) in November are held at the NEW BALANCE Field House & Memorial Gym building on UMAINE CAMPUS! Look for the big "M" Parking is in the adjacent lot located in front of building. If you need curbside assistance, please contact our office ahead so we may make an accommodation. Polls are open 7am to 8pm.
For State/Local combined Elections in March or June are held at the Orono Council Chambers in Town Hall. 59 Main Street beside the Public Safety Building. Parking is in the back of the building. An elevator is available and polls are open from 7am to 8pm.
As always, absentee ballots for any Election are available 30 days in advance upon request. Voters may also vote in person at the Town Office during normal business hours.