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State Primary and Special Referendum Election is Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Voting will be at the Newfield Town Hall, 23 South Effingham Road, West Newfield from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm.

At this time, both in-person and absentee voting are available for the July 14 election.

Voters may cast an absentee ballot instead of voting in person  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.

Deadline to request Absentee Ballot:  Pursuant to the Governor’s Executive Order 39, FY 19/20, for the July 14, 2020 Primary and Special Referendum Election, a voter may request to vote in the presence of the clerk or submit a written request to take an absentee to vote outside of the clerk’s presence, up to and including election day.  A written request is a completed and signed absentee ballot application form or a free-form request that is signed by the voter or an immediate family member of the voter.  The deadline to make an online (electronic) or telephone request for a ballot to be mailed to the voter is the close of business on Thursday, July 9th, the same as in prior elections.

You can request an absentee ballot by calling Municipal Clerk’s office at 207-793-4348

You can request an absentee ballot online (electronic) by the close of business on Thursday, July 9th at the Secretary of State’s website: 

https://www1.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/AbsenteeBallot/index.pl?c=1

Absentee ballot requests are being accepted right now.  Printed ballots are in and being mailed now.

Ballots must be returned to the municipal clerk no later than 8:00 pm on Election Day.

For additional information go to: https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/upcoming/index.html

 

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Voting And Election Information

ANNUAL TOWN MEETING / ELECTIONS ARE HELD THE SECOND SATURDAY IN MARCH

Annual Town Meeting is March 14, 2020

This is a two part voting system – Candidate/Referendum Questions are voted by secret ballot from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Then meeting resumes at 7:00 pm, where results of the voting are announced and the warrant articles are voted on. 

Be informed, read the booklet – A Citizen’s Guide to Town Meeting below.

Citizens Guide to Town Hall Meeting

 

VOTING IS HELD 10:00 AM TO 2:00 PM at the Newfield Town Hall,

23 South Effingham Road, West Newfield, ME 04095

MEETING TO FOLLOW AT 7:00 PM at the Newfield Town Hall 

Absentee requests – call 207-793-4348 or come into the office.

 


To be eligible to vote in Maine, you must meet the following requirements:

  • 18 years old
  • United States Citizen
  • Resident of the municipality in which you want to vote

New Maine Voters:

Drivers license with physical address or other photo ID. If driver’s license lists a Post Office box, proof of residence is required: Proof can be electric bill, lease agreement, vehicle registration etc.

Social security number – new voters who do not have a valid Maine Driver’s License or Maine State ID, must list the last four digits of their Social Security Number.

For more information, please follow links below.


STATE OF MAINE

Absentee Ballot Request Service – https://www1.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/AbsenteeBallot/index.pl

Absentee Voting Guide – http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/voter-info/absenteeguide.html

Voter Rights – http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/voter-info/right.html

Voter Guide – http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/voter-info/voterguide.html