Presidential Primary Election Information

Election Date: Tuesday, March 5, 2024 

Polls open at 7 am and close at 8 pm


Election Day Information

  • All voting will take place at the Longley School, 145 Birch Street (the former Multi-Purpose Center) Parking is available in The Colisee parking lot.

Absentee Voting Information

  • Voters wishing to cast an absentee ballot may do so in person at the City Clerk’s Office, 2nd Floor of City Hall starting early February from 8:30 am to 4 pm, Monday - Friday.  Please note in observance of Presidents' Day City Hall will be closed Monday, February 19. 

  • Deadline to order/request an absentee ballot is Thursday, February 29, 2024, by 4:00 pm 

  • Voters who would like to have an absentee ballot mailed to their home can call the City Clerk’s Office at 513-3124.   Requests for absentee ballots cannot be left on our voicemail messaging system.  Please leave your name and number and we will call you back.
  • Order an absentee ballot online at Maine Online Absentee Ballot Request Service
  • OR You can complete an absentee ballot application and submit it by:

Sample Ballots

Democratic Ballot           Republican Ballot

Political Party Information

The March 5, 2024, election is the state's first Semi-Open Primary Election.  Who is eligible to vote in this election:

  • Registered voters enrolled in the Democratic Party will receive a ballot with Democratic candidates.
  • Registered voters enrolled in the Republican Party will receive a ballot with Republican candidates.
  • Registered voters who are not enrolled in any political party will be able to select either a Democratic ballot or a Republican ballot. They will not need to enroll in the party before voting in this election.
  • Registered voters who are enrolled in another political party (Green Independent, Libertarian, or No Labels) will not be able to vote in this election because their political party is not proposing any candidates for this election. If these voters would like to vote in this election, they will need to unenroll from these parties. The statewide deadline to unenroll in time to vote on March 5 is February 16. 

Questions regarding this election can be directed to the Lewiston City Clerk’s Office at 513-3124




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 the 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:

Additional Resources