School Budget Validation Election Information

Election Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Polls open at 7am and close at 8pm  

  • All voting will take place at the Longley Elementary School, 145 Birch Street (the former Multi-Purpose Center) Parking is available in the Androscoggin Bank Colisee lot.
  • Deadline to order/request an absentee ballot is Thursday, May 9, 2019 by 4:00pm 
  • Voters who would like to have an absentee ballot mailed to their home can call the City Clerk’s Office at 513-3124.  Phone requests must be received before 4:00pm on Thursday, May 9, 2019.
  • Absentee ballots cannot be submitted to the City Clerk's Office until after the City Council adopts the School Budget and this is scheduled for May 7.  Any ballots submitted before this date must be stamped "rejected", per state law.  Voted absentee ballots can only be submitted to the City Clerk's Office between the time frame of after the City Council adoption of School Budget (scheduled for May 7) and 8:00 pm on Tuesday, May 14.

Questions regarding this election can be directed to the Lewiston City Clerk’s Office at 513-3124

School Budget Validation Election

School Budget Validation Sample Ballot

Notice of Amounts approved at Lewiston City Council Meeting for Voters at Lewiston School Budget Validation Referendum


The Election Cycle

The municipal election is held on the Tuesday following the first Monday in the month of November during the odd-numbered calendar years (such as 2011, 2013, 2015, and so forth). The Mayor and City Council and school board members are elected for two-year terms. All positions are up for election during each municipal election.

The State of Maine general and referendum elections are held annually on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November. The primary election is held on the second Tuesday of June of each general election year.

Enrolling in a Political Party

Currently, there are three official political parties within the State of Maine: Democrat, Green-Independent, and Republican. Registered voters may enroll in one of these three political parties. However, voters who wish to register to vote do not have to select a political party. Voters can be registered to vote, but do not have to be enrolled in a political party.

The employees in the Lewiston City Clerk's Office can not answer questions for citizens regarding the purposes and objectives of the various political parties in Maine. Lewiston voters with questions regarding activities of the local political parties are encouraged to contact their local party chairperson, or explore the following links for additional information about each political party:

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