Presidential Primary & Special Referendum Election Information

Election Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Polls open at 7am and close at 8pm  

  • All voting will take place at the Longley School, 145 Birch Street - Parking is available in the Androscoggin Bank Colisee lot.
  • Deadline to order/request an absentee ballot is Thursday, February 27, 2020 by 4:00pm 
  • Voters who would like to have an absentee ballot mailed to their home can call the City Clerk’s Office at 513-3124.  Phone requests must be received before 4:00pm on Thursday, February 27, 2020.

Questions regarding this election can be directed to the Lewiston City Clerk’s Office at 513-3124

Prefer to mail your request
Print an Absentee Ballot Application

Prefer to apply online
Absentee Ballot Request Service


Democratic Sample Ballot

Republican Sample Ballot

Referendum Sample Ballot



The Election Cycle

The municipal election is held on the Tuesday following the first Monday in the month of November during the odd-numbered calendar years (such as 2011, 2013, 2015, and so forth). The Mayor and City Council and school board members are elected for two-year terms. All positions are up for election during each municipal election.

The State of Maine general and referendum elections are held annually on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November. The primary election is held on the second Tuesday of June of each general election year.

Enrolling in a Political Party

Currently, there are three official political parties within the State of Maine: Democrat, Green-Independent, and Republican. Registered voters may enroll in one of these three political parties. However, voters who wish to register to vote do not have to select a political party. Voters can be registered to vote, but do not have to be enrolled in a political party.

The employees in the Lewiston City Clerk's Office can not answer questions for citizens regarding the purposes and objectives of the various political parties in Maine. Lewiston voters with questions regarding activities of the local political parties are encouraged to contact their local party chairperson, or explore the following links for additional information about each political party:

Additional Resources