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Elections

The municipal and 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 in June during even numbered years. The school budget validation referendum is typically held in May.

Voting

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Polling Place

There will be a General Election on Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Voting will take place at the Scarborough High School, located at 11 Municipal Drive from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on election day for all Scarborough voters, regardless of ward or precinct.

Early Voting

Besides Election Day, Scarborough voters can vote early, in-person, prior to an election. Early voting starts October 9, 2018 and ends Thursday, November 1, 2018 and takes place at the Scarborough Town Hall during regular business hours up until the Thursday prior to an Election. Special Circumstance voting takes place the Friday and Monday prior to any Election. The Clerk's office is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM, with extended hours on the first and third Wednesdays of each month, when we are open until 6:30 PM.

Absentee Ballots 

To request an absentee ballot:
  • call the Town Clerk's office at 207-730-4020 
  • visit the Town Clerk's office during regular business hours
To expedite your application, consider using the online absentee ballot application administered by the Secretary of State.


Election Results

Election results are posted on the Town website.

Past Election Results

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Voter Registration

Voter Registration is available for new voters or for existing Scarborough voters to change their address or name at Town Hall during regular business hours, or by submitting the voter registration form linked below. Please print, fill out, and return the form to the Clerk's Office along with a copy of your photo ID and something with your Scarborough address (if your photo ID does not show your Scarborough address).


To find out more on Voter Registration, please click the link below - this will take to the Secretary of State's web page.

Maine.gov - Secretary of State - Voter Information []

Enrolling in a Political Party

There are three official political parties within the State of Maine - Democrat, Green-Independent, and Republican. Voters have the option to enroll in one of these three parties when registering to vote, but selecting a political party is not required. 

The employees in the Scarborough Town Clerk's Office cannot answer questions for citizens regarding the purposes and objectives of the various political parties in Maine; individuals with questions are encouraged to contact the parties directly.

Candidacy

Nomination Papers

Nomination papers are available in the Town Clerk's office on the first Wednesday in August for seats on the Town Council, Board of Education, and the Scarborough Sanitary Board of Trustees. All nomination papers must be returned to the Town Clerk's office by close of business on the first Wednesday of September. If you have any questions, please contact the Town Clerk's Office at 730-4020.

Campaign Finances

Maine Election Law requires municipal candidates in cities and towns with a population of 15,000 or more to disclose their campaign contributions and expenditures, to comply with contribution limitations and prohibitions, and to meet other requirements of the law. These same requirements apply to gubernatorial. legislative, and county candidates running for office.

We urge candidates and their campaign treasurers to become familiar with the laws as early in the campaign as possible. Please remember to:
  • Register on time
  • Read all communications from the municipal clerk
  • Keep detailed records of contributions and expenditures
  • File reports on time 
 Copies of the law may be obtained from the Maine Ethics Commission's web site, link below, or from the Town Clerk's office.