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Absentee voting underway for March 3 presidential primary, special referendum elections

Absentee balloting is now underway for the March 3, 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary, Republican Presidential Primary and Special State Referendum elections.

Democratic Presidential Primary, Republican Presidential Primary and Special State Referendum
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
7 a.m.-8 p.m.
Cape Elizabeth High School

Absentee voting at Town Hall until 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, 2020.

7:30-5 p.m. Mondays
7:30-4 p.m. Tuesdays-Fridays

Town Clerk Debra Lane, 207-799-7665.

Maine Secretary of State

The 129th Maine Legislature enacted a Presidential Primary law in 2019 for the purpose of allowing Maine voters to designate their preference for the nomination of their party's candidate. Voters enrolled in the Democratic or the Republican party will vote for the candidate to represent their respective party in the November presidential election.

All voters – whether enrolled in a political party or not – are eligible to vote on the special state referendum question to overturn Maine's vaccination law.

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, Feb. 27

The election will be held on Tuesday, March 3, 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. The town clerk and tax office will be closed that day so that staff may assist in the election.

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 paper 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

[Download Sample Ballots: Democratic Presidential Primary | Republican Presidential Primary | Special State Referendum]

Ballot Question on March 30, 2020 Special Referendum Ballot [More Information]

Question 1:  People's Veto

Do you want to reject the new law that removes religious and philosophical exemptions to requiring immunization against certain communicable diseases for students to attend schools and colleges and for employees of nursery schools and health care facilities?


Democratic Primary

President of the United States (vote for 1)

Biden Joseph R. Jr.
Bloomberg Michael R.  
Booker Cory A.  
Buttigieg Peter
Gabbard Tulsi
Klobuchar Amy J.  
Patrick Deval
Sanders Bernard
Steyer Thomas F.  
Warren Elizabeth A.  
Williamson Marianne
Yang Andrew
Write In  


Republican Primary

President of the United States (vote for 1)

Trump Donald J.
Write In    


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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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    Town Hall, 320 Ocean House Road - Directions