General & Referendum Election Information

Election Date: Tuesday, November 6, 2018
Polls open at 7am and close at 8pm

  • All voting will take place at the Regular Polling Locations.
  • Not sure where your polling place is? Maine Voter Polling Place Lookup Service
  • Absentee ballots will be available early October.
  • Deadline to order absentee ballots is Thursday, November 1, 2018 by 4:00pm.
  • 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 4:00pm on Thursday, November 1, 2018.
  • Voters wishing to cast an absentee ballot may do so in person at the City Clerk’s Office, 2nd Floor of City Hall after October 9, 2018.
  • Want to order an absentee ballot online? Absentee Ballot Request Service
  • Election Results are posted to the web site on Election Night as soon as possible after the Polls close at 8:00 p.m. You can be notified by a cellular telephone text message or an e-mail when the election results are available by simply signing up for this "Notify Me" - Election Results Notification Service on our web site.

Prefer to mail your request
Print an Absentee Ballot Application

Questions regarding this election can be directed to the Lewiston City Clerk’s Office



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

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

Are You Ready For Ranked-Choice Voting?

Ranked Choice Voting FAQ Information Sheet


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