Elections & Voting
School Budget Validation Referendum - Date to be determined
State Primary Election - June 10, 2014
Special Muncipal Election for the Joint Charter Commission - June 10, 2014
Nomination Papers for the Joint Charter Commission
Nomination papers are available for the Joint Charter Commission seats for the City of Auburn. 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;
- The names of the municipalities;
- 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;
- The property, real and personal, belonging to each municipality, and its fair value;
- The proposed name and location of the municipal office;
- The proposed charter;
- The terms of apportioning tax rates to service the existing bonded indebtedness of the repective municipalities; and
- Any other necessary and proper facts and terms.
For more information, please go to the following link;
Nomination papers must be signed by not less than 100 nor more than 200 signatures of qualified registered voters of Auburn. The deadline to submit your nomination papers to the City Clerk is 4:30 P.M. Thursday, March 27, 2014 (75 days prior to the election per Auburn Charter).
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.
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 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.
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.