Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Janet Mills has rescheduled Maine's primary election for Tuesday, July 14th. Voters are encouraged to request an absentee ballot and vote by mail.
Absentee vote by mail ballots must be returned (not postmarked, but returned) to the Town Clerk's Office by no later than 8:00 PM on Election Day. It is advised that voters who fail to mail back their ballots on or before July 11th drop off their ballots off to the Town Clerk's Office on July 13th or 14th.
Additional questions about absentee voting by mail? Click here visit the website of Gorham's Town Clerk.
Maine voters will have the opportunity to rank their choices in elections in which there are more than two candidates. Ranked-choice voting is used in primary elections for U.S. Senate, U.S. Congress, State Senate and State House. (Ranked-choice voting is also used in primary elections for Governor, but 2020 is not a gubernatorial election year.) Ranked-choice voting eliminates vote-splitting and restores majority rule. It's simple, fair, easy and nonpartisan.
Here's a brief video explaining how ranked-choice voting works:
IF YOU PLAN TO VOTE IN-PERSON, PLEASE BE AWARE OF NEW POLLING LOCATIONS IN GORHAM: The Town of Gorham has changed two of its three polling locations for the upcoming July 14th primary election.
- CHANGE: IF you normally vote at the Little Falls Activity Center (Ward 1-2), you will now vote at Great Falls Elementary School.
- CHANGE: IF you normally vote at Shaw Gym at the Municipal Center (Ward 2), you will now vote at Gorham High School.
- SAME: If you normally vote at Gorham Middle School (Ward 1-1), you will CONTINUE to vote there. No change.
Polls will open at 7:00am and close at 8:00pm.
IF YOU ARE VOTING BY MAIL, please return your ballot to the Gorham Town Clerk. YOU MUST:
- Use the pre-addressed return envelope provided to you;
- Affix $0.55 in postage to the envelope (or 2 first class stamps); and,
- Sign the back of the envelope as directed.