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Updates for Gorham school budget, state primary elections

GORHAM, ME — A School Budget Validation/State Primary Election will take place on Tuesday, June 11, 2024.

You can request an absentee ballot by going to the Town of Gorham’s website.  Your ballot will be mailed to you once the Town receives them in early May.


May 13, 2024: Anticipated date on which absentee ballots will become available.

May 21, 2024: Last day for the Town Clerk’s Office to receive voter registration applications by mail.

May 22, 2024: Closed period begins. All voter registration applications must be submitted in person.

May 28, 2024: Last day to change political parties prior to the primary. 

June 6, 2024: Last day for absentee voting. 

June 11, 2024: Election Day. Polls open from 7am – 8pm.


Effective January 1, 2024, Maine will be transitioning from a closed primary system to a semi-open primary. Unenrolled voters will now be able to participate in primaries including the June 11, 2024 State Primary.

Unenrolled Voters, voters who are not enrolled in a party, may choose to vote in one party’s primary.

Voters enrolled in a party Democrat, Republican or Green Independent may only vote in that party’s primary.

Go to the Town of Gorham’s website for helpful links & FAQs including How do I register to vote? When do polls open and close on Election Day? Poll places open at 7am and close at 8pm. Where do I vote? How to view a listing of assigned polling wards based on odd/even residential street addresses in Gorham. Which voting district am I in?

Absentee Voting

Absentee ballot requests are now available. You can request an absentee ballot by calling the Clerks office or by going to the Town’s website. Ballots will be mailed out the first week of May once the Town Clerk’s Office receives them.

The last day to obtain an absentee ballot will be Thursday, June 6th at 7pm.

To be counted, absentee ballots must be returned to the Town Clerk’s Office by 8pm on Election Day – June 11, 2024 by you or an immediate family member.

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