Elections & Voting Information

Referendum Election - November 7, 2023

The 2023 State Election will be held on Tuesday, November 7th at the Collins Center of the Arts on the UMaine campus.  

Polls will be open from 7:00AM until 8:00PM

Parking will be available as well as curbside drop-offs.  

Voters will be considering eight (8) referendum questions which includes citizen initiatives and constitutional amendments. View questions at maine.gov

Absentee Voting Information
- Registered and first-time voters may visit the Town Office to vote by absentee ballot 
- Registered voters may call 207-866-2556 to have a ballot mailed to them
- The deadline to request an absentee ballot is November 2nd (with exceptions for incapacitation / illness / unexpected absence sworn under oath and with a signed affidavit)
- Absentee Ballots will be available on or around October 5th and must be returned - completed and sealed - to the Town Office by 8:00PM on Election Day.
- Please allow 7-10 days for processing if returning completed absentee ballot by mail. There will also be an external secured box to deposit ballots outside of the Town Office and in the Memorial Union on campus until Election Day.
- Download an Absentee Ballot Application here

Interested in serving with Orono’s Elections?
This is a great opportunity to be part of Orono’s greater community – meet your neighbors!  There are many jobs which can be filled by all ages. Election staff is provided training and hours worked on Election Day are paid. If interested, please email Town Clerk Shelly Crosby at scrosby@orono.org or call the Town Office at 866-2556, ext 2.

Previous Elections

Tuesday August 8th, 2023: 
Special Election for Town Councilor - one (1) seat (for term ending March 2024)

Uncertified Election Results

  • Jacob Baker: 112
  • Matthew Powers: 229
  • Catherine Thibedeau: 203 
  • Blanks: 4

View Sample Ballot Here

RSU 26 Budget Validation Referendum Election 

Tuesday June 13, 2023

Registered Voters will consider adoption of the RSU 26 Budget.

Registrars will be available to make changes and enroll new voters on the day of the Election. 

Voters should provide proof of identification and residency listing an Orono street address when registering to vote.  

Please note there are NO state ballots this Election cycle.

On Election Day, polls will be open at the Town Council Chamber from 7:00AM until 8:00PM.

Registered voters may visit the Town Office Monday through Thursday 7:30am until 5:30pm to vote by absentee ballot until Thursday, June 8th.  

Interested in serving with Orono’s Elections? If so, please email Town Clerk Shelly Crosby at scrosby@orono.org or call the Town Office at 866-2556, ext 2.

Annual Municipal Election Tuesday March 14th 2023
7:00AM-8:00PM | Council Chambers, 59 Main Street

The following seats are open and will appear on the ballot
Town Council – Two (2) Seats, 3-year terms
RSU No. 26 School Board - Two (2) Seats, 3-year terms 

Voter Registration Information

  • Orono residents may register to vote on Election Day at the polls (with photo ID or birth certificate and a piece of mail reflecting a physical Orono street address*)
  • Orono residents may register to vote during normal business hours at the Town Office (Mon - Thurs 7:30am - 5:30pm at 59 Main Street)

* A residency oath may be taken for registration requirements only if proper ID is present and there is a lack of residency documentation

March 14, 2023 Town of Orono Annual Municipal Election List of Candidates

Town Council 

2 seats, 3 year terms 

Daniel C. Demeritt 
Meghan L. Gardner 
Jonathan A. Parker 

RSU No. 26 School Board 

2 seats, 3 year terms 

Brittany B. Cline 
Jacob J. Eckert 
Kevin J. Roberge

Orono council chamber during election day polls no people