On Tuesday July 14th the polls will be open from 8am to 8pm
Additional Information can be located below
Please do not hesitate to contact Marylou with any questions pertaining
to the upcoming elections
Due to the current health crisis MSAD 55 Budget Referendum
will be held the same day as the State Election, Tuesday July 14th.
Please visit www.sad55.org for more information.
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. Due to the current health issue the Governor has waived the three day period for the July 14th Election for requesting absentee ballots. Please be sure you allow for mailing and kindly request your absentee ballot as soon as possible to allow the staff to prepare adequately for Election Day. Please allow for mailing if you are not voting in person at the Town Office. For State Elections you can request an absentee ballot electronically by visiting the State of Maine Absentee Ballot Request Site. Due to the current State of Emergency there is no cutoff date for requesting an absentee ballot.
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