The Municipal Elections 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.
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2023 - Referendum Election and Municipal Election
Referendum Elections are held to provide Maine's citizens an opportunity to vote on People's Veto Referenda, Direct Initiatives of Legislation (i.e. Citizen Initiatives), Bond Issues, other referenda proposed by the Legislature, and Constitutional Amendments. Referendum elections are an important part of the heritage of public participation in Maine.
The Municipal Elections are held to election members to the Town Council and the Scarborough Sanitary District Trustee Board, and to vote on any Citizen Initiatives, Bond Issues, other referenda proposed by the Town Council.
To find out what your new Senate and House Districts are, please click here.
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. Residents are encouraged to update their voter registration information or register to vote with the Town Clerk's office prior to Election Day to help reduce lines.
To find out more on Voter Registration and how to register or update your information, please click the link below to visit the Secretary of State's web page.
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 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.
Polling Place Information
Voting for the November 7, 2023, State Referendum, Election and the Municipal Elections, will be at the Scarborough High School in Alumni Gym, located at 11 Municipal Drive, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Absentee Ballot Information:
Absentee ballots may be requested beginning 3 months before Election Day, and until the 3rd business day prior to the election, unless special circumstances exist. Make your request early to allow enough time for the ballot to be mailed to you.
You may request an absentee ballot by completing clicking on the Application for an Absentee Ballot – printing it off and completing it and mail it to the Scarborough Town Clerk's Office at P.O. Box 360, Scarborough, ME 04070-0360 or the voter can call 207-730-4020 and request the ballot by phone or to go to http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/absent.htm to fill out the e‑form request. As soon as the absentee ballots are available they will be mailed out.
Voting will take place at the High School Alumni Gymnasium on Election Day, Tuesday, November 7, 2023, from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. As a reminder the main entrance to the High School is now located at the traffic light in front of the Municipal Building at 259 U.S. Route One.
For further information on Absentee Voting and Voter Registration, please contact the Scarborough Town Clerk's Office at 730-4020.
For additional information on Absentee Voting, go to:
Track your Absentee Ballot (Only during State Elections)
Interesting in learning more about Ranked Choice Voting? Read more information on the State's Ranked Choice Voting FAQ Guide.
Nomination papers are available in the Town Clerk's office on the first Wednesday in August for seats on the Town Council, the Scarborough Sanitary Board of Trustees and the Portland Water District Trustee. All nomination papers must be returned to the Town Clerk's office by close of business on the first Wednesday of September (Not less than 25 and not more than 100 signatures of qualified registered voters can sign the nomination papers for the Town Council and the Scarborough Sanitary District; for the Portland Water District Trustee - Not less than 35, but not more that 50 signatures of qualified registered voters can sign the nomination papers).
For the November 7, 2023, Elections there will be three 3-Year seats on the Town Council; three 3-years seats on the Sanitary District Trustee Board and one 5-year seat on the Portland Water District Trustees.
If you have any questions, please contact the Town Clerk's Office at 207-730-4020.
Nomination papers are available in the Town Clerk's office on the first Wednesday in March for seats on the Board of Education. All nomination papers must be returned to the Town Clerk's office by close of business on the first Wednesday of April (Not less than 25 and not more than 100 signatures of qualified registered voters can sign the nomination papers).
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.
Volunteering at the Polls
If you are interested in working with us during the Elections, please complete the Application and return it to the Town Clerk’s Office or you can mail it to the PO Box noted above.