All voters vote at the Old Orchard Beach High School, E. Emerson Cummings Blvd, between 8:00 am and 8:00 pm.
Picture identification and proof of residency. Any of the following are acceptable as proof of residency:
- The residence address, not a post office box, shown on a current motor vehicle registration;
- The residence address, not a post office box, shown on a current income tax return;
- The residence address, not a post office box, shown on any motor vehicle operator’s license held by the person; or
- Utility bill showing residence address as Old Orchard Beach.
The following are examples of what are not acceptable as proof of residency:
- Mail addressed to “occupant” or “resident”;
- Birth certificate;
- Marriage license;
- Social Security Card.
- At Town Hall prior to Election Day;
- At our polling location, located at the Old Orchard Beach High School, on Election Day.
If you are military, or if you reside outside the United States, and would like to register to vote, please visit the Secretary of State’s website about Uniformed Service & Overseas (UOCAVA) Voters.
If you registered to vote, and are requesting an abentee ballot, please visit the Secretary of State’s website to request an Absentee Ballot Request.
Fill out a change of address form at Town Hall before Election Day or go to the polling place on Election Day and see the Registrar. Save time; make the change at Town Hall well before Election Day.
Fill out a change of name form at Town Hall before Election Day or go to the polling place on Election Day and see the Registrar. Save time; make the change at Town Hall well before Election Day.
Call the Town Clerk’s office at 934-4042 or write to the Town Clerk at 1 Portland Avenue within 90 days of the election, and we will send the ballot to you once they become available. You may also vote absentee at the Town Clerk’s office during the 30-45 days prior to the election. Call to make sure absentee ballots are available.
The Secretary of State provides a factual booklet to every municipal clerk prior to the election. It explains the questions on the State ballot. Or, you can go to the Secretary of State’s Elections & Voting website.
We cannot remove the name of a voter from the voting list without a written request from the voter, notification from a Registrar of Voters in the new community where the voter has moved and registered, or without going through proper procedure under the National Voter Registration Act.
When voters move to a new location and either don’t register to vote there or the Registrar fails to notify us, we have no way of knowing that the voter has gone until four years or two federal elections have passed.
If you have information that could help up in maintaining the accuracy of the list, please call the Town Clerk’s Office, or e-mail Town Clerk, Kim McLaughlin.
Your parent may have passed away in another community or State, and because he or she was no longer a resident of Old Orchard Beach, we did not receive the death certificate. We cannot remove the voter’s name without proof that the voter is no longer a resident of Old Orchard Beach. If you have information that could help us in maintaining the accuracy of the list, please call the Town Clerk’s Office at (207) 934-4042.
You may call or write the Town Clerk’s office, and we will mail the ballot to your school address, or an immediate family member may request in writing that we mail you a ballot at school. Parents visiting you may also request your ballot in writing and bring it to you. Send it back with your parents after you have voted and have them return it to us, or you may put two stamps on the envelope and return the ballot by mail.
You may also download an application and mail or fax it to us at (207) 934-7967. Applications are available 90 days before the election. Please visit the Secretary of State’s website to request a ballot through the Secretary of State’s Electronic Absentee Ballot Request Service. It will be received by the Old Orchard Beach Town Clerk’s Office and we will send you your ballot at the address requested.
The Town Clerk’s office holds the absentee ballots until the Saturday before Election Day when they are opened, run through the machines and counted like all the other voted ballots.
The polls open at 8:00 am and remain open until 8:00 pm.
If you are 17 and will be 18 by the November election, you may vote for candidates in the State Primary Election in June of each even-numbered year. You must enroll in a party in order to vote for a candidate on the State ballot.
Please visit the Secretary of State’s website to download the forms necessary to obtain data from CVR.