Absentee ballots are Here!!
For anyone who had requested an absentee ballot prior to ballots arriving at the town office,
your ballot was mailed to you on Monday October 5, 2020
Any new request are mailed out daily.
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 please come in and vote absentee in person.
There is 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.
The recommendation is to make sure your ballot is sent back before October 26, 2020
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.
Polls will be open from 8am to 8pm on Tuesday November 3rd
here at the Hiram Town Office.
Due to social distancing be advised the line may be outside.
Please dress accordingly.
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.
Due to the Governors Emergency Orders a few deadlines have been altered for absentee voting. The last day to make a written request without a reason is Thursday October 29th, however you can still vote in person without a reason up to Friday October 30th at the office, the office will be open until 5pm that day.
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