The Election Cycle
The municipal election is held on the Tuesday following the first Monday in the month of November during the odd-numbered calendar years (such as 2011, 2013, 2015, and so forth). The Mayor and City Council and School Board members are elected for two-year terms. All positions are up for election during each municipal election.
The State of Maine general and referendum elections are held annually on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November. The primary election is held on the second Tuesday of June of each general election year.
Enrolling in a Political Party
Currently, there are three official political parties within the State of Maine: Democrat, Green-Independent, and Republican. Registered voters may enroll in one of these three political parties. However, voters who wish to register to vote do not have to select a political party. Voters can be registered to vote, but do not have to be enrolled in a political party.
The employees in the Lewiston City Clerk's Office can not answer questions for citizens regarding the purposes and objectives of the various political parties in Maine. Lewiston voters with questions regarding activities of the local political parties are encouraged to contact their local party chairperson, or explore the following links for additional information about each political party: