Elections & Voting

ELECTIONS & VOTING FAQ 

  How do I register to vote?
  Where do I vote?
  When are elections scheduled?
  Requests for Voter Registration Information


ELECTION RESULTS HISTORY

View Cape Elizabeth election results dating back to 1998


ABSENTEE BALLOT INFORMATION

Maine has "no reason" absentee voting. The law permits absentee ballots to be cast at any election by any voter who properly requests a ballot, up until three business days before the election.

 Online Request - A voter may complete the online request form.


NEXT ELECTION: Tuesday, November 8, 2022

General and Municipal Elections
Hours:  Polls open 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
Location: Cape Elizabeth High School (directions)

  Nomination papers for Town Council and School Board will be available starting on Monday, August 1, 2022.  Nomination papers are due by 4:00 p.m. Friday, September 9, 2022.  

  Two seats are available for both Town Council and School Board.  The signatures of between 25 and 100 registered voters of Cape Elizabeth are required to be nominated for office.  

  More information regarding the November 8 election will be posted as it becomes available.

  

VOTING BY MAIL

Registered voters may request an absentee ballot be mailed by one of the following methods: 

🖨    Online Request - A voter may complete the online request form.

🖨    Application Form (Fillable PDF) /Application (Download PDF) - A voter or voter's immediate family member may complete a request for absentee ballot and return by mail, fax, or email.

🖨    Phone - A voter may call the Town Clerk's Office to request an absentee ballot.


Town Clerk

320 Ocean House Road

Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107

Phone - 207-799-7665 /Fax - 207-799-7141

debra.lane@capeelizabeth.org

 

VOTING IN-PERSON

Registered voters may vote by absentee ballot in-person at Town Hall.  Voters will enter through the south side door of Town Hall (adjacent to the Village Green).  The deadline to vote by absentee ballot is 4:00 p.m. Thursday, November 3, 2022.

Hours at Town Hall Council Chambers prior to Election Day:

Monday 7:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. and Tuesday - Friday 7:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Voters are encouraged to request an absentee ballot be sent to them by mail.  Absentee by mail is a convenient and safe way to vote.


RETURN OF ABSENTEE BALLOTS

Absentee ballots may be returned to the Town Clerk's Office prior to Election Day by one of the following methods:

  1. By Mail:  Ballots may be returned by mail allowing sufficient time for the postal service to deliver to the Town Clerk by Election Day.
  2. Drop Box:  A secure drop box dedicated to absentee ballots is affixed in the front of Town Hall.  The drop box is available until 5:00 p.m. Monday, November 7, 2022.  The voter or the voter's immediate family member may drop off the absentee ballot.
  3. Deliver to Town Hall: If a voter prefers to deliver the absentee ballot to an election official, they may do so at Town Hall Council Chambers. Please enter the south side door of Town Hall (adjacent to the Village Green) and proceed into the Council Chambers. The last day to deliver an absentee ballot to Town Hall is 5:00 p.m. Monday, November 7, 2022.  The voter or the voter's immediate family member may deliver the ballot.

 

ACCESSIBLE ABSENTEE BALLOT

An accessible absentee ballot is available for the November 8, 2022 elections. The accessible ballot is intended for voters with print disabilities, which may include vision impairment or blindness, physical dexterity limitations, learning disabilities or cognitive impairment, all of which prevent the individual from independently marking a paper ballot.

For those voters with disabilities who prefer to vote absentee, an accessible electronic ballot is available for voters to vote independently at home using screen reader technology.

Registered voters may request an Accessible Absentee Ballot through the Online Request Form.  The Online Request Form is available until 

4:00 p.m. Thursday, November 3, 2022. Voters will follow the instructions for the return of accessible absentee ballots. 


All absentee ballots must be received by the close of the polls on Election Day at 8:00 p.m.

 

Not Registered to Vote?  

Cape Elizabeth residents not yet registered to vote may register at Town Hall Council Chambers prior to Election Day on Mondays 7:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m., Tuesdays - Fridays 7:30 a.m. - 3:45 p.m., or at the polls on Election Day 

7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. Proof of identity and Cape Elizabeth residency required.


REGISTRATION APPEALS BOARD

State law provides for a Registration Appeals Board, M.R.S. Title 21-A §103. In the event a person is aggrieved by the decision of the registrar of voters, that person may appeal to the board.




General Information
Assistant Town Manager
Debra Lane
Deputy Town Clerk
Kathy Maxwell
Phone Numbers
207-799-7665
Fax: 207-799-7141
Emergencies: Dial 911
Location
320 Ocean House Road
Cape Elizabeth,
ME
04107

Monday
7:30 - 5:00
Tuesday - Friday
7:30 - 4:00

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