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, June 13, 2023
The School Budget Validation Referendum Election and a Special Election for the Portland Water District to fill a vacancy to expire in 2023.
Nomination papers for the Portland Water District Trustee become available on Wednesday, March 1st and must be returned by the first Wednesday in April, by close of business.
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.
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 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 & Ballot Info
Polling Place Information
Voting for the June 13, 2023, School Budget Validation Referendum, Election, 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:
There will be a School Budget Validation Referendum Election and a Special Portland Water District Trustee Election on Tuesday, June 13, 2023:
Pursuant to Title 21-A, Maine Law on Elections, we must provide Absentee Ballot Applications 3 months before an Election. 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 fill out the e‑form request. As soon as the absentee ballots are available they will be mailed out to the voter.
Voting will take place at the High School Alumni Gymnasium on Election Day, Tuesday, June 13, 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:
Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions
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, 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 (Not less than 25 and not more than 100 signatures of qualified registered voters can sign the nomination papers). If you have any questions, please contact the Town Clerk's Office at 207-730-4020.
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.