June 12, 2018 - Election Information

Absentee ballots for the June 12, 2018, Municipal, State Primary and Referendum Election, and M.S.A.D. #51 Budget Validation Referendum Election are available at the Town Clerk's Office. M.S.A.D. #51 Budget Validation Referendum ballots cannot be returned until after the district budget meeting being held on May 17, 2018. Registered voters may vote in person, request a ballot online, or call the Town Clerk's Office at 829-5559.(Telephone requests can only be made by the voter.) Absentee Voting will end at 6pm on Thursday, June 7, 2018.


Voter Registration

Stop by Town Hall and register to vote! To register you will need a photo ID (license, passport, or Maine State ID) and proof of residency if your Cumberland address is not listed on your form of ID. Examples of proof of residency, include but are not limited to, a tax bill, vehicle registration, hunting/fishing license, utility bill, etc.

Beginning Wednesday, May 23, 2018, new registrations must occur in person. The voter is required to show satisfactory proof of identity and residency to the Registrar. 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


Party Enrollment

If you would like to change your party enrollment, you must file an application by Monday, May 28, 2018 in order to vote in the new party at the June 12, 2018 Primary Election.
If you are currently unenrolled you may enroll in a party at any time, including Election Day, by completing and filing a new voter registration application in the Town Clerk's Office.

A voter must remain in a party for 3 months before the voter can file an application for either a withdrawal or a change in enrollment. For more information about changing party enrollment, please visit the 
Town Website.


Ranked-Choice Voting

The Department of the Secretary of State has a section on their website offering several informational resources for voters who are seeking to educate themselves about ranked-choice voting. On June 12, 2018, this method of voting will be used for the first time ever in a statewide election as voters cast their ballots in the Primary Election.

Now available on the RCV Resources page are: