Town Elections will be held Friday at the Town Office, polls will be open 4pm to 8pm. Town Meeting will be held at the Sacopee Valley Middle School in the gymnasium (room behind cafeteria) Town Meeting begins at 9am. We will be practicing safe social distancing and will require those in attendance to mask. Due to Covid-19 regulations there will be no food available for purchase, nor any displays. Absentee ballots are available now, the final day to request an absentee ballot is Tuesday March 2nd, please plan accordingly.
We are in final preparation of the Annual Town Report we hope to have copies available on or before February 22, 2021. Copies will be available here at the office and at the Soldiers Memorial Library. An electronic version will be posted here on the website as soon as it is available.
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.
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