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Election information

Absentee ballots are now available for the June 11, 2024 State Primary election, RSU 40 school budget referendum, Union Ambulance Service budget. You may request an absentee ballot online (click here), or at the Town Office, 40 Old Union Road, Washington, ME 04574, during regular hours. You also may vote in-person at the Town Office until Thursday, June 6, 2024. Town Office hours are Monday 9-1 & 4-7, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 9-1 and Wednesday 2-6:45. 

On the ballot for the state primary election are U.S. Senate candidates, U.S. Congress candidates, state Senate candidates, state House of Representatives candidates and County Commissioner candidates. This is a semi-open primary -- which means UNENROLLED voters may participate as well as Democratic and Republican voters. Please note there is no "independent" party in Maine; if you are unsure of your enrollment status, please contact the town office to find out. The deadline to change your enrollment and remain eligible to vote in the June 11 primary is Friday, May 24.

Sample ballots for all races will be posted at Washington General Store, Washington Town Office, Washington Post Office, Washington Auto and Jackson's Corner Store.

The RSU 40 district budget was approved by voters at a May 14 public meeting. The June 11 ballot is a "yes" or "no" vote to validate the results of that meeting.

Union Ambulance budget for 2024-2025 for Washington is $153,782. The June 11 ballot is a "yes" or "no" vote on that amount. 


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.

Learn more about ranked-choice voting with this video from the Maine Secretary of State's office. 

Official parties in Maine are: Democrat, Green Independent, Libertarian, No Labels and Republican. If you are not enrolled in one of these parties, you are an "unenrolled" voter (no party affiliation). If you are unsure of your enrollment, please contact the town office

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.  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 at least 18 years old and 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

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. 


For all election results, please use the dropdown menu below. Most recent results are at the top of the list, or can be found at left. 


March 5, 2024, Presidential Primary (results available)
March 29, 2024, town election (results available)
March 30, 2024, Town Meeting
June 11, 2024, State Primary, local school budget referendum, Union Ambulance budget
Nov. 5, 2024, Presidential election (ballot includes president, U. S Senate, U.S. Congress, state legislators)
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