Elections & Voting Information

Annual Municipal Election Tuesday March 14th

Council Chambers
59 Main Street Orono 

View PDF of important election dates at this link

The following seats are available and will appear on the municipal ballot. 
To appear on a ballot, interested individuals must participate in an open nomination process and collect signature of registered voters. 
Town Council – Two (2) Seats, 3-year terms
RSU No. 26 School Board - Two (2) Seats, 3-year terms 

Nomination papers available at Orono Town Office or download a PDF at this link
Papers are due back by 5:00PM on 1/12/2023 to be considered for certification and placement on the ballot.

To learn more about the school board members' responsibilities, click this PDF link to What Do School Board Members Do?

Anyone interested in running for local seats must meet the minimum requirements for candidacy:
- Be a US Citizen and 18 years of age 
- Meet minimum qualifications as specified under the Charter, such as: Registered Orono Voter and a Resident. 
- Candidates must have 25 certified signatures to qualify 

Candidates Night will be held Thursday, February 2nd. It’s your best opportunity to make an informed decision! 
Keep an eye on this page for the event time, and for candidate bios.

Absentee Voting Information

Absentee ballots will be available beginning on Monday, February 13th and may be requested without reason until the close of business Thursday, March 9th. 
Download an absentee ballot request form here or fill one out in in-person at the Orono Town Office. You may also call the Orono Town Office at 207-866-2556 to request a ballot.  

For Election questions, please contact the Town Office at 207-866-2556.

 NOT YET REGISTERED TO VOTE? The Registrar of Voters is available at the Town Office to register and enroll new voters during normal business hours leading up to Elections. Registrars will also be available on Election Day during polling hours. To save time on either Election Day – please appear in-person at the Town Office to make any changes or get registered before the event. 

Residents who have proper ID or birth certificate and a piece of mail reflecting a physical Orono street address may also register on the day of the Election.  A residency oath may be taken for registration requirements only if proper ID is present and there is a lack of residency documentation. For any Election questions, please contact the Town Office at 207-866-2556.



11-8-22 election results

11/08/22 General Election

Total Number of Ballots Cast: 3686


Hunkler: 89
LePage: 738
Mills: 2843
Blank: 16

State Senator (District 8):

Rojo: 753
Tipping: 2856
Blank: 77

Representative To The Legislature (District 24):

Hathaway: 341
Perry: 892
Blank: 38

Representative To The Legislature (District 25):

Bowie: 506
Osher: 1822
Blank: 87

Judge Of Probate:

Brandmeir: 1010
Seaney: 2390
Blank: 286

County Treasurer:

Boucher: 2571
Mower: 912
Blank: 203

Register Of Deeds:

Bulay: 2415
Blank: 1271


Morton: 2345
Blank: 1341

District Attorney (District 5):

Almy: 3074
Blank: 612

County Commissioner (District 3):

Marshall: 825
Sanborn: 2663
Blank: 198

Representative To Congress (District 2):

Bond: 335
Golden: 2628
Poliquin: 697
Blank: 26