Elections & Voting


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.


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.


Next Election:

Tuesday, June 8, 2021
School Budget Validation Referendum Election (View Specimen Ballot)
Polls open 7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Cape Elizabeth High School (directions)


Voting by Mail

Registered voters may request an absentee ballot be mailed by one of the following methods.  The deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed is 4:00 p.m. Thursday, June 3, 2021.

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


Accessible Absentee Ballot

An accessible absentee ballot is now available for the June 8, 2021 School Budget Validation Referendum Election. For those voters with disabilities who prefer to vote absentee, an accessible electronic ballot is available for voters to vote independently at home using screenreader technology.

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.

Registered voters may request an Accessible Absentee Ballot by one of the following methods. The Online Request Form and Application are available until 4:00 p.m. Thursday, June 3, 2021. 

 

  • Online Request Form - A voter may complete the online request form to obtain an accessible ballot. 
  • Application – A voter or voter’s immediate family member may complete a request for an accessible absentee ballot and return the request by mail, fax or email. 

 

After June 3, voters requesting an Accessible Absentee Ballot may do so by contacting the Town Clerk at debra.lane@capeelizabeth.org until 4:00 p.m. Election Day. Completed ballots must be received by the Town Clerk by 8:00 p.m. Election Day.

Town Clerk

P.O. Box 6260

Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107

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

debra.lane@capeelizabeth.org


Absentee ballots may be returned by one of the following methods:

  • By Mail - The ballot must be received by the close of the polls.
  • Drop Box - A drop box dedicated to absentee ballots is located in the front of Town Hall.  The drop box is available until 5:00 p.m. Monday, June 7.  The voter or the voter's immediate family member may drop off the absentee ballot.
  • Deliver to Town Hall - If a voter prefers to deliver the absentee ballot in person, an election official will be available at the south side door of Town Hall (adjacent to the Village Green) Mondays 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Tuesdays - Fridays 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. The last day to deliver an absentee ballot to Town Hall is Monday, June 7.  The voter or voter's immediate family member may deliver the ballot.

*Absentee ballots must be received b y the close of the polls on Election Day at 8:00 p.m.


Voting In-Person

Registered voters may vote by absentee ballot in-person at Town Hall during the following times:

  • Mondays 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday - Fridays 8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. and 1:15 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.


Due to COVID-19 protocols a limited number of voters will be allowed into Town Hall at a time; voters may have to wait outside.  Voters are asked to wear a mask.

By the Governor's Executive Order during the COVID-19 emergency, the last day to vote absentee ballot in-person is 5:00 p.m. Friday, June 4.  (During the emergency, this deadline has been extended one day.)

Not Registered to Vote?  Cape Elizabeth residents not yet registered to vote may do so by contacting the Town Clerk's Office at debra.lane@capeelizabeth.org or call 799-7665 for instructions.

Residents may also register to vote at the polls on Election Day, June 8, 2021 from 7:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.  Proof of identity and residency is required.


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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