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Election information

Need to register to vote? Click here for more information from the Maine Secretary of State. You may register to vote in person at the town office during regular business hours -- be sure to bring proof of identification and proof of Washington residency.

NEW: Online voter registration is open for new voters as well as those wishing to make changes to their voter registration. Click here for the Maine Online Voter Registration page. Please note that online voter registration for the March 5, 2024, election is now closed. You may still register to vote in person at the town office. 

We are always looking for help on Election Day! To be eligible, you must be 18 years old, live in town and be a registered voter. Election clerks enrolled in the major parties (Democratic and Republican) are needed; several shifts are scheduled throughout the day. Duties of election clerks include checking in voters, handing out ballots, tallying votes (some by machine and some by hand, depending on the type of election), and properly securing election materials at the end of the evening under the direction of the town clerks and Registrar of Voters.  Election wardens oversee the polls. Interested in becoming an election clerk or warden? Contact the town office

The next election is March 5, 2024; it is a Presidential Primary. Absentee ballot requests are now being accepted for this election; sample ballots are posted below (yellow images) or click to view the Democratic sample ballot or Republican sample ballot. To request an absentee ballot online for a state or federal election, click here. You may also contact the town office, or fill out a request in person during regular business hours. Absentee ballots have been received and you now may vote absentee at the town office during regular office hours until Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024; after this date, a Special Circumstances application is required for absentee voting.

Who can vote in the primary: Voters enrolled in the Democratic and Republican parties, as well as unenrolled voters. Democrats will receive a Democratic candidate ballot; Republicans will receive a Republican candidate ballot; unenrolled voters may chose which party ballot they wish to vote.

Who can NOT vote in the primary: The other qualified parties in Maine -- Green Independent and Libertarian -- do not have candidates on the ballot and cannot vote in this primary. Those enrolled in the No Labels party also may not vote in this primary because there are no candidates on the ballot.

Please note there is no “Independent” party enrollment in Maine. Contact the town office with any questions about the new semi-open primary process. 

For the March Presidential Primary, the last day to change your political party enrollment and still be eligible to vote in the March primary is Friday, Feb. 16, 2024. Those who change enrollment after this date will NOT be eligible to vote in the primary. Please contact the town office if you have questions about your enrollment. 

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NEW! Ongoing absentee ballot requests are now being accepted for those older than 65 or self-report as having a disability. Click here for the application. Once you complete an ongoing absentee ballot request, you will be sent an absentee ballot for each election without having to complete a request each time. However, if you move, your absentee ballot is returned as undeliverable, you request to be removed from ongoing absentee status, or you are disqualified, your ongoing absentee request will terminate. 

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There is an election Friday, March 29, for a three-year Select Board term currently held by Mitchell Garnett. Residents also will determine if these changes to the Land Use Ordinance will be adopted. Click here for the Select Board sample ballot; click here for the proposed Land Use referendum sample ballot.  Absentee ballot request forms are now available for this election, you may apply in person or contact the town office to request an absentee ballot. Polls will be open Friday, March 29, between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. in the Bryant Room of Gibbs Library, 40 Old Union Road, Washington, ME 04574. 

The annual Town Meeting is Saturday, March 30, 2024, at Prescott Memorial School, 100 Waldoboro Road, Washington, ME 04574. The warrant will be posted when it is available. 

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2024 SCHEDULED ELECTIONS:
March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary
March 29, 2024, town election 
March 30, 2024, Town Meeting
June 11, 2024, State Primary, local school budget referendum
Nov. 5, 2024, Presidential election (ballot includes president, U.S. senator, U.S. representative, state legislators)
Democratic sample ballot 3.5.24
Republican sample ballot 3.5.24
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