Elections & Voting



November 2, 2021

Municipal Election and State Referendum Election 

Municipal Election - Election for Mayor, City Council (all seats), and School Committee (all seats)

State Referendum Election - Citizen's Initiative entitled “An Act to Require Legislative Approval of Certain Transmission Lines and Facilities and Other Projects on Public Reserved Lands and Prohibit the Construction of Certain Transmission Lines in the Upper Kennebec Region".

"Do you want to ban the construction of high-impact electric transmission lines in the Upper Kennebec Region and to require the Legislature to approve all other such projects anywhere in Maine, both retroactively to 2020, and to require the Legislature, retroactively to 2014,  to approve by a two-thirds vote such projects using public land?"

For more, please click on the following link: Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions (maine.gov)

Nomination Papers for Municipal Offices

Nomination papers for municipal offices will be available for pick up in the Clerk’s office beginning Friday, July 2, 2021. Available seats include Mayor, seven City Council seats, and seven school committee seats. The City Council and School Committee have one representative from each of the five city wards, as well as two at-large positions. The Mayor is elected at-large.

 All positions are for a two year term of office and the term will commence within 45 days of the election.

Candidates for Mayor must submit nomination papers signed by not less than 100 qualified registered voters of Auburn. Anyone interested in the at-large seats on the City Council or School Committee must submit completed nomination papers signed by not less than 25 qualified voters of Auburn. Candidates for all ward seats must submit nomination papers signed by not less than 25 qualified voters of Auburn from the ward.

Completed  nomination papers must be filed with the City Clerk’s office no later than Thursday, August 19, 2021. All candidates are requested to file their nomination papers early in order to provide sufficient time to obtain additional signatures if necessary.

Nomination papers may be picked up in the City Clerk’s office located on the first floor of Auburn Hall. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:00 pm. Questions regarding nomination procedures or the election process may be directed to Sue Clements-Dallaire, City Clerk at 333-6601 ext. 1126 or via email at sdallaire@auburnmaine.gov.

The Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 2, 2021.




Wards 1 and 2 will vote at the Auburn Senior Community Center, 48 Pettengill Park Road

Wards 3 and 4 will vote at Auburn Hall, 60 Court Street

Ward 5 will vote at the Boy's and Girl's Club, 43 Second Street

If you are uncertain about where you vote, either contact the Office of the City Clerk by calling 333-6600 

Polls open at 7:00 AM and close at 8:00 PM

For information regarding absentee voting, please go to: https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/voter-info/absenteeguide.html