State of Maine
General and Referendum Election
City of South Portland
Election Day is Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Deadline for absentee voting is November 3, 2016.
All polling locations will be open from 7:00am to 8:00pm on Election Day. To find your polling location, click here.
Notice of Election
Sample Ballots - State Candidates
Sample Ballot - State Referendum
Sample Ballots - Municipal
For all State election information
and postings, click here.
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2) Vote On Election Day At Your Polling Location: Your City District determines where you will vote on Election Day. If you're not sure where you go to vote, look-up your polling location here.
3) You May Vote Absentee: Absentee ballots may be requested now up until November 3, 2016. For more information on voting absentee, click here.
Election Information & Deadlines:
August 8: Absentee ballots may now be requested. To request your absentee ballot, click here.
September 12: Deadline for candidate nomination papers to be filed with the City Clerk.
September 27: Political campaign signs may be erected in public rights-of-way.
October 11: Absentee ballots are expected in! In-person voting begins & Absentee ballot request orders will be filled as soon as ballots arrive. For more information, click here.
October 18: Deadline for mail-in voter registration cards to be received by the Clerk's office. (After this date, voter registration may only be made in person at the Clerk's office or at the polls on Election Day).
November 3: Deadline to request an absentee ballot (without special circumstances).
November 8: Election Day! All polls will be open at 7:00am until 8:00pm. All absentee ballots must be received to the City Clerk's office by 8:00pm.
Special Notes about this Municipal Election:
- All City Council members and Board of Education members are elected "at-large" (city wide) -- not by the individual district that they represent. This means that all candidates for City Council and Board of Education will appear on every City ballot. Wardens & Ward Clerks are elected by district.
- There are two City Councilor - At Large seats open for this election. Voters may make up to two selections for City Councilor - At Large. If you only vote for one candidate it will not invalidate your selection -- in other words, you are not required to vote for two candidates for City Councilor.
- You do not need to be enrolled in a political party to receive a State or City ballot.
- For a list of candidates appearing on the South Portland General Election ballot, click here.
For information on candidates and referendum questions appearing on the State ballot, please click here.