Upcoming Elections:

_____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________Voter Registration:

Voter Information on Registering to Vote and Casting your ballot is available from the Secretary of State's Office 
Fillable Printable Voter Registration Card click here
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Absentee Voting Information

- Absentee Applications can be taken 90 days prior to an Election
-Voters may cast an absentee ballot at City Center up until Thursday prior to Election Day and by Special Circumstances to 8:00 PM Election Day

-Absentee ballots may be requested by the voter by phone. However, if you are asking to receive your ballot by mail, please request it early enough to allow for mail delivery time – both to receive it and return it (2-5 days each way). 
-You may return your ballot by mail, or deposit it in the Dropbox at City Center, or bring it to the City Clerk's Office in person.  

We recommend you return your absentee ballot prior to Election Day. Please remember all ballots must be returned to the municipal clerk no later than 8:00PM on Election Day.  For additional information go to: https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/voter-info/absenteeguide.html.

Ward Boundary Map, as of 2010 Census
Street Listing for voting location

Voting Hours: 7:00AM to 8:00PM

Track Absentee Ballot STATUS -  click here.
Fill out & Submit Absentee Application - click here.

To have your vote count, all ballots must be returned by 8:00PM on Election Day.

All absentee ballots must be received by 8:00 PM on Election Day for your ballot to count. If dropping off Absentee ballots on Election Day they may be delivered to:  Augusta City Center - First Floor Learning Gallery Room #145 or voters may use the outside drop box at Augusta City Center.

ABSENTEE BALLOTS MAY BE REQUESTED BY:


Nomination Process:

Signatures Required:

  • Mayor and Chairperson for School Board are required to obtain not less than 200 signatures from any registered voters in Augusta.
  • City Council and School Board At-Large are required to obtain not less than 100 signatures from any registered voters in Augusta.
  • City Council and School Board by ward are required to obtain not less than 50 signatures from registered voters in Augusta, in the ward being sought.

Candidates Should Know Before Nomination Petitions (Papers) Are Issued:

  • Candidate must be a registered voter in Augusta. If nomination papers are for a ward position the candidate must live in that ward.
  • Candidates name and address must appear on each nomination petition form as it appears on the voting list (no nicknames).
  • Candidate or their representative must sign out nomination petition. (Candidate may make copies of the blank petition forms as needed)
  • There is no limit to the number of nomination petition forms that may be issued to a candidate, each petition form contains 50 signature lines.
  • Candidate can have other registered voters circulate nomination petition forms to gather signatures on their behalf. The circulator of the nomination petitions must witness each signature. 
  • Candidates are required to file a Clean Election Registration form at the time they file their nomination petition forms and before they accept any contributions or make any expenditures, including “in kind”.
  • Candidates must sign at least one candidate consent statement prior to the filing of the nomination petitions.

Nomination Petition forms are available at the City Clerk’s Office:

-Nomination papers and declared candidate paperwork will be available 100 days prior to Election Day. If the 100 day falls on a weekend a Holiday, or a day that the -Office is closed for business, that defaults to Monday.
-Nomination papers and declared candidate paperwork must be returned to the City Clerk's office by 4:30PM on the 60th day prior to Election Day. If the 60th day falls on a weekend, a Holiday, or a day that the Office is closed for business, the filling date shall be the next regular business day.
-Declared candidate paperwork are available at the City Clerk's Office and must be filed 45 days prior to Election Day.

Winning candidates take office after oath is administered at the first Council Meeting held in January each year. For more information call 626-2310.

State of Maine 2022 - Candidate's Guide to Ballot Access

MaineDOT information on sign placements - click here.

Map showing 250 feet limit for Political Signs during Absentee Hours at City Center