State of Maine Primary/Referendum & Special Municipal Election

Election Date: Tuesday, June 12, 2018
Polls open at 7am and close at 8pm

 • All voting will take place at the Regular Polling Locations.

• Absentee ballots are now available.

• Deadline to order absentee ballots is Thursday, June 7, 2018 by 7:00pm.

• Voters wishing to cast an absentee ballot may do so in person at the City Clerk’s Office, 2nd Floor of City Hall. (Once the ballots are available)

• Voters who would like to have an absentee ballot mailed to their home can call the   City Clerk’s Office at 513-3124. Requests must be received before 7:00pm on Thursday, June 7, 2018.

Maine Absentee Ballot Online Request Service
Absentee Ballot Paper Application

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


State of Maine Primary/Referendum Election
for the Democratic and Republican Parties


  For information regarding Ranked Choice Voting, please visit the
State of Maine's Resources for Ranked-choice Voting (RCV) web page  

One page infographic showing How Ranked Choice Voting Works


Also see: How to Mark a Ballot under Ranked Choice Voting
a 15 minute video by City Clerk Kathleen M. Montejo

Special Municipal Election for the School Regionalization Initative 


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 2001, 2003, 2005, 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:

Additional Resources