Elections & Voting

6/12/2018 State of Maine Primary & Referendum/RSU No. 26 Budget Election Information:
   The Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 12th from 7AM-8PM in the Orono Town Council Chambers (Upstairs - Town Office) at 59 Main Street.  Absentee voting without reason is open to all registered voters until 4:30PM Thursday, June 7th and may be done in person at the Town Office during business hours.  Special Circumstance Absentee Voting is available in person /or by signed application immediately following.  RSU No. 26 will also be conducting their budget validation vote on the same date.  The RSU No. 26 Budget Validation Public Meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 15 at 6:00PM at the Orono High School Cafeteria.  Please check the RSU No. 26 website for updates and further information.

NEW:  For Ranked Choice Voting Information - Please click here!          

NEW:  To visit the State of Maine Ranked Choice Voting website with updates; please click the link here: http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/upcoming/rcv.html

To view the RSU NO. 26 Warrant for Public Meeting - click here!


If you reside within the United States and claim the town of Orono as your primary residence, you may request an absentee ballot or vote in person:


For an Absentee Ballot Request Form, please click here!
     For Absentee Ballot Instructions, please click here!
     For Voter Registration Rules regarding Primary Elections and Enrollment, click here!
     To view the Notice of Election for the 6/12/18 Primary Election, click here!
     To view the restricted activities for this Election, click here!
     To view the State of Maine updated political sign policy, click here! 


To view Orono's last 20 year summary of Election turnout, please click here!
If you claim Orono as your primary residence but reside outside the United States, please contact the State of Maine Elections Division 1-888-868-3763 to enroll as a UOCAVA voter for State/Federal Elections.  Should you have a local municipal Election question or to cast a municipal ballot, please call our office at (207)866-2556 or email: scrosby@orono.org

Finding the Orono Polling Place - Type of Election/Two Locations... 

Federal and State Election(s) in November are held at the NEW BALANCE Field House & Memorial Gym building on UMAINE CAMPUS!  Look for the big "M"  Parking is in the adjacent lot located in front of building.  If you need curbside assistance, please contact our office ahead so we may make an accommodation.  Polls are open 7am to 8pm.
For State/Local combined Elections in March or June are held at the Orono Council Chambers in Town Hall.  59 Main Street beside the Public Safety Building.  Parking is in the back of the building.  An elevator is available and polls are open from 7am to 8pm.

As always, absentee ballots for any Election are available 30 days in advance upon request.  Voters may also vote in person at the Town Office during normal business hours. 

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