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Absentee voting underway for June 13 state referendum, school-budget validation

Absentee ballots are now available for the June 13, 2017 state referendum and local school-budget validation.

State Referendum and
School Budget Validation
7 a.m.-8 p.m. June 13, 2017
Cape Elizabeth High School Gym

Absentee voting at Town Hall
7:30-5 p.m. Mondays
7:30-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays
until June 8, 2017

Town Clerk Debra Lane, 207-799-7665.

On the state ballot, voters will decided on a single bond issue; Cape Elizabeth voters will be asked to validate the $24.9 million school budget adopted by the Town Council on May 15. [news article]; and to fill an unexpired term on the Portland Water District Board of Trustees.

As in previous years, the school budget validation includes an optional, advisory question on whether the budget is too high, too low, or acceptable.

Absentee balloting will take place at Town Hall, 320 Ocean House Road, during business hours Mondays 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., and Tuesday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m. through Thursday, June 8.

The election will be held on Tuesday, June 13, at the Cape Elizabeth High School gym. Polls will be open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

All election activities, including voter registration, will move to the polls on Election Day.

Under Maine law, any registered voter may vote absentee until three business days before the election. You may do so in person at Town Hall, or request a ballot be sent to you by filling out an application. Online application | Download application

Any questions should be directed to Town Clerk Debra Lane, 207-799-7665.

For more information about voting absentee, please see our Elections & Voting services section

Sample Ballots


State Special Referendum [download]

"Do you favor a $50,000,000 bond issue to provide $45,000,000 in funds for investment in research, development and commercialization in the State to be used for infrastructure, equipment and technology upgrades that enable organizations to gain and hold market share, to increase revenues and to expand employment or preserve jobs for Maine people, to be awarded through a competitive process to Maine-based public and private entities, leveraging other funds in a one-to-one ratio and $5,000,000 in funds to create jobs and economic growth by lending to or investing in small businesses with the potential for significant growth and strong job creation?"


Municipal Ballot [download]

Portland Water District Board of Trustees

For a term until November 2019
Vote for 1

South Portland


School Budget Validation Referendum

Do you favor approving the Town of Cape Elizabeth school budget for the upcoming school year that was adopted at the latest school budget meeting of the Town Council?


The following is a non-binding expression of opinion for the consideration of the School Board and Town Council.

I find the school budget adopted at the May 15, 2017 Town Council’s school budget meeting to be:


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  • Debra Lane, Assistant Town Manager and Town Clerk
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    PO Box 6260
    Cape Elizabeth, ME
  • Business Hours: Mondays, 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; Tuesdays-Fridays, 7:30 a.m.- 4 p.m.
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