2023 Election Schedule

Annual Town Meeting Election & Referendum
MSAD #35 District Budget Validation Referendum

When:   Tuesday, June 13th
              Opening Ceremonies @ 7:30am
              Polls Open from 8:00am to 8:00pm

Where:  Marshwood Middle School Gymnasium, 626 Harold L. Dow Highway *Please use Depot Road entrance / exit. There will be "Vote Here" signage at the polling entrance area.

All Election Material such as Citizen Option Meeting Agenda, Notices of Election, Warrants, Ordinance Amendments, Public Hearing Notices, Sample Ballots etc...will be posted here as they become available

Absentee Voting and How to Request an Absentee Ballot
The Town is encouraging residents to consider voting by absentee ballot for the safety of both the voters and election workers.  To minimize interaction with others during this public health pandemic (COVID-19), some voters may prefer voting by absentee ballot.  Casting an absentee ballot is convenient and secure.  Absentee ballots will be available on or about October 6th.

Eliot voters wishing to obtain an absentee ballot and vote from home can order their ballots now by one of three options:

1. Order electronically through the Maine Online Absentee Ballot Request Service *PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS SERVICE IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR MUNICIPAL ONLY ELECTIONS

2. By completing and signing an absentee ballot application. Voters are encouraged to mail it or deliver it directly to the Town Clerk's Office, 1333 State Road, Eliot, ME  03903. The application can be delivered directly to staff in the Town Clerk's Office during our posted hours or by dropping it in the secure drop box located on the front left corner of the building. 

3. Call the Town Clerk's Office at 207-439-1817 to request an absentee ballot.  Please note:   Each voter must speak to a staff member to request their ballot for voter verification. 

The deadline to request an absentee ballot by telephone, or by written request is Thursday, June 8th, the Town Clerk's Office will be holding extended hours for absentee voting and voter registration only between 5pm and 7pm. 

Please consider requesting and returning your ballots early!

Returning Your Voted Ballot
There are a few ways you are able to return your ballot:

1.  By Mail:  Please return your ballot early enough to allow for postal mail delivery time. We are encouraging voters to return their ballots as soon as possible to assist us with early processing.

2.  Drop Box:  The official drop box located at the front left corner of the Town Office will be accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  It is secure, locked and constantly monitored by a security camera. 

3.  In Person:  The Town Clerk's Office is  open Monday - Thursday, 8:30am to 3:30pm, Closed on Friday.  

Early (Absentee) Voting at the Town Office
We will  access the need and update with a schedule once determined

Voter Registration
Residents are encouraged to update their voter registration information or register to vote prior to Election Day to help reduce lines.  For more information on voter registration click here