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Elections & Voting


Upcoming Elections

School Budget Validation Referendum - June 10, 2014

State Primary Election - June 10, 2014 

Special Municipal Election for the Joint Charter Commission - June 10, 2014

Special Municipal Election for Ward 1 School Committee Member - August 12, 2014  

New Ward Maps - Effective July 1, 2015

City Wide

Ward 1

Ward 2

Ward 3

Ward 4

Ward 5

Nomination Papers for Ward 1 School Committee Member Now Available

Nomination papers for the Ward 1 School Committee seat are available in the City Clerk's Office beginning April 8, 2014. All nomination papers must be filed with the Clerk no later than 4:30 P.M. on Thursday, May 29, 2014 (75 days prior to the election per Auburn Charter). A minimum of 25 signatures of qualified voters is required. On or before June 6, 2014 the City Clerk must certify and make available to the public the names and residences of candidates who have filed nomination petitions. The Election is to be held on August 12, 2014. This is for Ward 1 residents only. For more information, please contact the City Clerk's Office by calling 333-6600.

Joint Charter Commission

Nomination papers for the Joint Charter Commission became available on February 10, 2014 with a deadline of March 27, 2014 to be filed with the City Clerk. All nomination petitions that were filed have been verified. The following individuals names will appear on the June 10, 2014 Municipal Ballot for Joint Charter Commission for the City of Auburn;

Charles A. Morrison, 46 Lake Street

Holly C. Lasagna, 220 West Auburn Road

John T. Spruill, Jr, 10 Aron Drive, Apt. 3

Verne E. Paradie, 100 Hillside Avenue

Michael G. Beaulieu, 27 Sherman Avenue

Alfreda M. Fournier, 43 Davis Avenue

Three members of a joint charter commission shall be elected at the June10, 2014 Election for the purpose of developing a consolidation agreement between the cities of Auburn and Lewiston including a proposed charter to be voted on at a future municipal election.  This agreement must include;

  1. The names of the municipalities;
  2. The name under which it is proposed to consolidate, which must be distinguishable from the name of any other municipality in the State, other than the consolidating municipalities;
  3. The property, real and personal, belonging to each municipality, and its fair value;
  4. The proposed name and location of the municipal office;
  5. The proposed charter;
  6. The terms of apportioning tax rates to service the existing bonded indebtedness of the repective municipalities; and
  7. Any other necessary and proper facts and terms.

For more information, please go to the following link;

Nomination papers were signed by not less than 100 nor more than 200 qualified registered voters of Auburn.

Getting Started Packet for Candidates

For more information, please contact Sue Clements-Dallaire, City Clerk at 333-6601, extension 1126.

Auburn Polling Places 

  • Ward 1 – Washburn School, 35 Lake Auburn Avenue
  • Ward 2 – Auburn Middle School, 38 Falcon Drive
  • Ward 3 – Auburn Hall, 60 Court Street
  • Ward 4 – Fairview School, 397 Minot Avenue
  • Ward 5 – Sherwood Heights, 32 Sherwood Drive

Polls open at 7:00 A.M. and close at 8:00 P.M. on election day.

Political Signs

No political signs shall be placed within 250' of an entrance to a polling place, on public property, during Election Day. This provision applies to Auburn Hall during normal office hours of the City Clerk, for the absentee voting being conducted during the 30 days before Election Day. Maps outlining 250 foot area outside of the polling place entrances.

Absentee Voting

Absentee ballots may be requested beginning 90 days before Election Day and through the close of business the Thursday before the election, unless one of the following special circumstances exist: 

  • An unexpected absence from the municipality during the entire time the polls are open on election day;
  • A physical disability;
  • An inability to travel to the polls if the voter is a resident of a coastal island ward or precinct; or
  • An incapacity or illness that has resulted in the voter being unable to leave home or a treatment facility.

This special circumstances application must be signed by the voter. This application can be obtained from the City Clerk or from the Secretary of State.

There are many ways to request an absentee ballot. Ballots must be requested from the municipal clerk where you are registered to vote -- unless you are a U.S. citizen living outside the U.S. or an uniformed service voter -- then you request your ballot from the Secretary of State.

You may vote by absentee ballot in person in the City Clerk’s Office located in Auburn Hall, 60 Court Street between the hours of 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. Monday through Friday beginning 30 to 45 days before the election until the end of business the Thursday before the election. We normally offer extended hours prior to the election. Please contact the City Clerk’s Office for details.

You can request for your own ballot by calling the City Clerk’s Office at 207.333.6600. The ballot will be mailed to you at the address you provide to the clerk.

You may also request your own ballot using the online absentee ballot request service.

You can make a written request by filling out an absentee ballot application. An immediate family member may also request an absentee ballot for you by filling out a written application. A ballot will be mailed to the voter directly or given to an immediate family member making the request. For information on who is considered an immediate family member under the law, please contact the City Clerk’s Office.

Voter Registration

To register to vote, you must be a United States citizen, at least 17 years of age if you will be 18 on or before the General Election, and you must be a resident of Auburn.

You will need to fill out a voter registration application by going to the City Clerk’s Office Monday through Friday from 8:00 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. You may also register to vote at your polling place on election day. Proof of Auburn residency and identification is required.

If you are currently registered to vote in Auburn and have changed your name, address, or would like to change your party affiliation, please go to the City Clerk’s Office to make those changes. You may also do so at your polling place on election day.