*Election - March 5, 2024*

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TOWN OF CUMBERLAND
March 5, 2024
ELECTION NOTICE
 
On Tuesday, March 5th there will be a Presidential Primary and Municipal Referendum. Polls will be open from 7:00am - 8:00pm at Cumberland Town Hall.
 

The regular office hours of the Voter Registrar/Town Clerk’s Office, 290 Tuttle Road, are:

  • Monday-Wednesday 8:00am - 5:00pm
  • Thursday 8:00am - 6:00pm

Questions about the upcoming election? Contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 829-5559 or e-mail the Town Clerk at jdoten@cumberlandmaine.com.


DON’T MISS THE DATE!  IMPORTANT INFORMATION
 
February 5 – Absentee Ballots become available. - AVAILABLE NOW! 
February 14 - Closed Period Has Begun:  Only in person registrations will be accepted until Election Day
February 15 – Last day to withdraw or change enrollment in time to vote on Election Day. 
Voters changing their enrollment after this period will be within the 15 day Pending Period, and ineligible to vote in the Primary Election on March 5,2024. Voters enrolling in a party will need to stay in the party for 90 days before being eligible to change parties/unenroll.
February 19 – Town Office Closed
February 29 – Last day to Absentee vote without a special circumstance. 

Primary Information
 
Effective January 1, 2024, Maine will be transitioning from a closed primary system to a semi-open primary. Unenrolled voters will now be able to participate in primaries
 
What Primary Ballot are you Eligible to receive?
 
Unenrolled Voters :  May select either a Democratic or Republican Ballot
Democrat:  Must receive the Democratic Ballot
Republican:  Must receive the Republican Ballot
Green Independent, Libertarian or No Labels party:  No ballot selection. These parties are not participating in this Primary but can vote in the Municipal Referendum. 
 
When requesting your ballot - choose a party ballot! If you are enrolled in a party (see above) you will be sent the correct ballot. If you are unenrolled, you will be sent the ballot of your choice.
 
Local Ballot Only?? 
Voters participating in the Presidential Primary will automatically be enrolled to receive the local ballot.  Those not participating and wanting to vote the Primary should request the Municipal Referendum ballot by submitting the following absentee application: Local Absentee Ballot Request Form

Absentee Voting

Absentee Ballots for the March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary and Municipal Referendum will available at the Town Clerk’s Office at Cumberland Town Hall, during all regular business hours, starting February 5th.  Registered voters may vote in person or receive a ballot by mail.
 
Request your ballot now! 3 Easy Ways to Obtain Your Absentee Ballot:
  • Online: Request your Absentee Ballot online and we will mail it directly to you!
  • Over the Phone: Call the Clerk's Office at 829-5559 to request your ballot be mailed to you!  Telephone requests must be made by the voter only.  
  • In Person: Stop by Town Hall to pick up ballots for yourself/immediate family members (spouse, child, parent, sister/brother) or vote your own ballot in person. 
  • Local Absentee Ballot's only: Call or stop in and see the Clerk's. 
After you receive and complete your ballot, you can drop them in the drop box located outside the front entrance of Town Hall or you can mail them back. Already submitted a request? Check the status of your ballot here.
 
NEW - Starting February 1, 2024, the State of Maine is offering ongoing absentee voting. A voter who qualifies will automatically receive an absentee ballot for each statewide election, municipal election and any other election for which the voter is eligible to vote and need not submit a request for each election. Click here to learn more!

Registering to Vote

Residents can stop by during Town Hall office hours to register to vote or can complete a voter registration card through the mail/drop box. Beginning February 14, 2024, a new registration must occur in person.  The voter is required to show satisfactory proof of identity and residency to the Registrar.
 

Download the Maine Voter Registration Card and fill it out completely. Include copies of the following:

  • Proof of Identity (Included, but not limited to, a drivers license, state ID, passport, social security number, or any other government issued identification. Please view the Proof of Identity for Voting Purposes for a complete list.)
  • Proof of Residency if your Cumberland address is not listed on your form of ID. (Included, but not limited to, a vehicle registration, hunting/fishing license, utility bill, etc. Please view the Maine Voting Residence Fact Sheet for a complete list.)
Return documents to Cumberland Town Hall! Place them in the drop box at Town Hall or mail them to ATTN: Town Clerk's Office, Cumberland Town Hall, 290 Tuttle Road, Cumberland, ME 04021.
*During the Closed Period, a voter needs to register in person at Town Hall. The Closed Period for this election will begin at the close of business on February 14, 2024.*
 

REMINDERS TO DO AHEAD OF ELECTION DAY
SAVE TIME DON’T STAND IN LINE
 

Update changes to your voter record ahead of time!

Name Changes, Address Updates or New Voters may do so during regular business hours to save time on Election Day. 

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