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Orono Municipal Election and Maine Presidential Primary are March 5, 2024!

 Tuesday, June 11th is the State Primary Election!

Notice on Maine’s new Semi-Open Primary elections.

How to Register to Vote:

  • In-person at the Town Office or in-person on Election Day at the polls.
    • Visit the Center for Student Involvement (Memorial Union, RM 145) between 8am-4:30pm (until about 3 weeks before election)
    • Visit the Town of Orono (59 Main St)
    • Register to vote on Election Day at the Town of Orono
  • Please provide a copy of a document to prove residency in Orono (lease, mail, utility bill, Mainestreet, etc.)

Upcoming Events

  • Constitution Day: September 18th
  • National Voter Registration Day: September 19th

**Visit our tables on these days to register to vote, earn fun giveaways, and learn about ways to become civically engaged**

Vote at Home or on Campus?

Students have a choice: You can register at your home address (typically a parent’s address) or at your on-campus or off-campus address. Students who register at home will need to request an absentee ballot if they cannot return home to vote. If you register with your on-campus address, you will vote at the Collins Center for the Arts. Off-campus students will vote at the polling site in their town.

Out-of-state students can register using their local address. Registering and voting locally will not impact your residency status for tuition purposes or impact your federal financial aid.

Absentee Ballots

  • The Town of Orono highly encourages requesting an absentee ballot
  • Absentee Ballot requests are available in the beginning of February and must be received by the close of business five days before election day.
  • Completed Absentee Ballots must be received by the municipal clerk at the no later than 8:00pm on Election Day (November 7th)
  • DO NOT turn your absentee ballot into your Residence Hall

Orono Early Voting Days:

  • TBD, absentee ballots available early February

Election day, March 5th:

  • ORONO VOTING (only on campus students or students who live in Orono)  :  Town of Orono Office
  • OLD TOWN VOTING : TBD
  • You are able to register to vote on Election Day at the polls. You will need a photo ID and a piece of mail with your local address on it. For students, you may use your MaineCard and your student bill from MaineStreet. Town Offices strongly recommend registering to vote ahead of time.

Polling location:

  • If you live outside of Orono or Old Town, you can find your polling location on the following website.

Candidate Information

Candidates visiting campus: 

  • The University of Maine offers open and equal access to campus and facilities for issues and candidates. Please note campus venues are limited in capacity.
  • Spaces, venues and services must be reserved in advance and require rental fees. Please visit UMaine Events & Hospitality.
  • If you are a candidate coming to campus as a part of a UMaine Affiliated Student Organization’s event, the club must submit a CampusGroups event management form. Questions for these arrangements can be sent to um.getinvolved@maine.edu.

Please remember: No candidate or issue-related materials can be posted inside the voting location or within 250 feet of any polling location entrance. Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Additional Resources:

View UMaine UVote’s 2024 Election Action Plan by clicking on this link

For more information on voting in Maine, go to https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/voter-info/voterguide.html

Stay informed about candidates and issues with the resources provided by Fogler Library

For further information about UMaine UVote, contact Brendan Trachsel in the Memorial Union, Room 145 or at 207-581-1771

 

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