Elections & Voting

  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.


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, November 2, 2021

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

State Referendum Sample Ballot

Municipal Election Specimen Ballot

 


November 2, 2021

During COVID-19, voters are encouraged to vote by having an absentee ballot mailed to them. Absentee by mail is a convenient and safe way to vote.  The last day to request an absentee ballot by mail is 4:00 p.m. Thursday, October 28, 2021.

Voting by Mail

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

Town Clerk

320 Ocean House Road

Cape Elizabeth, ME 04107

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

debra.lane@capeelizabeth.org



Accessible Absentee Ballot

An accessible absentee ballot is available for the November 2, 2021 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 screenreader 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, October 28, 2021.


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

1. By Mail - The ballot must be received by the close of the polls.

2. 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, November 1.  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 in person, an election official will be available at the south side door of Town Hall (adjacent to the Village Green).  The last day to deliver an absentee ballot to Town Hall is Monday, November 1.  The voter or voter's immediate family member may deliver the ballot.

Absentee ballots must be received by 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.  Voters will enter through the south side door (adjacent to the Village Green).  Due to COVID-19 protocols a limited number of voters will be allowed into Town Hall at one time; voters may have to wait outside.

The deadline to vote by absentee ballot is 4:00 p.m. Thursday, October 28.

Hours at Town Hall Council Chambers prior to Election Day:

Monday 7:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.; Tuesday - Friday &: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.


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.

Return of Absentee Ballots

Absentee ballots may be returned to the Town Clerk's Office 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 1.  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 at Town Hall Council Chambers, they may do so.  Please enter the south side door of Town Hall (adjacent to the Village Green).  Please wear a mask.  The last day to deliver an absentee ballot to Town Hall is 5:00 p.m. Monday, November 1.  The voter or the voter's immediate family member may deliver the ballot.

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





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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