Absentee ballots should be available the week of October 5th,
absentee ballot applications are available now, the ballots will be mailed out as soon as they arrive.
Multiple agencies are mailing out absentee request forms,
please try not to mail more than one application to the Town Office.
In person absentee voting is the most efficient way to cast an absentee ballot,
if you are able and feel comfortable coming into the office after October 5th please come in and vote absentee in person. I will have a voting booth setup for you to use in the meeting room. Any questions regarding the election please call Marylou.
We are now open the the 2nd Saturday of the month,
we will be open Saturday October 10th from 8 am to 11 am
If you are voting by mail please be sure to allow enough time for mailing.
If you need to make any changes to your voter registration information (name change, new address, new to town) please try to do so prior to Election Day.
At this time we are still looking for an alternate polling location for the November Election
to allow for more voters in the building.
Please stay tuned if you plan on voting in person on Election Day.
Any registered voter may vote by an absentee ballot, no specific reason is required to vote absentee. Absentee ballots can be requested three months prior to any election and up until the third business day prior to most elections. Please allow for mailing if you are not voting in person at the Town Office, the post office is recommending up to 14 days for mailing to and from. For State Elections you can request an absentee ballot electronically by visiting the State of Maine Absentee Ballot Request Site.
The cut off date to request an absentee ballot is Thursday October 29th I would recommend if you are requesting a ballot that close to election day that you vote absentee in person.
To register to vote simply come to the Town Office and fill out a voter registration application. There is no cut off date to register to vote in person here at the office. You can even register to vote on election day. If you are currently registered in another town in Maine you need to complete a new registration card to vote here. For detailed information from the State of Maine click here.
In 2018 the State of Maine implemented Ranked Choice Voting. Please visit the Secretary of States page for detailed information
The Town of Hiram received a tabulator to use for all State and Federal Elections. This is used in place of the wooden ballot box used for Municipal Elections. It is an optical scanner which tallies the ballot when inserted. This means no more counting until the wee hours of the morning for the election clerks.
The annual town meeting in held the first Saturday of March, with elections of officers the day before on Friday . The polls are open on Friday for elections from 4pm to 8pm here at the Hiram Town Office. & Town meeting begins at 9am at the Sacopee Valley Middle School. Nomination Papers are available mid November for elected positions, if you are interested in running for an office watch the Shopping Guide and this website for more information in November. Scroll to the bottom of the page to view our town report .
Nobody will ever deprive the American people the right to vote, except the American people themselves, the only way they could do this is by not voting. Franklin D Roosevelt