Elections & Town Meetings


Upcoming Elections and Town Meetings

 

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Voting Information

 

*NEW: Ongoing Absentee Voting – Click the link to jump to more information. 

 

How do I register to Vote?

You can register to vote by filling out a voter registration application at the Town Hall during regular business hours. Please bring proof of ID and residency with you. You can also register to vote at the polls on election day with proof of ID and residency. 

If you are already registered to vote in Lyman and wish to change your party, name, or address on your voter registration card, you may also do this by filling out a voter registration card with the updated information at the Town Hall during regular business hours or while polls are open on election day. 

The deadline for receipt of voter registration applications submitted by mail or by a 3rd person is the close of business on the 21st day before election day. All voter registrations must be done in person 20 days before an election. The deadline for in-person registration is the close of the polls on election day (Title 21-A Sec.121). 

For more information on voter registration and other options available, visit Maine.gov by clicking this link here. 

 

Absentee Voting

Absentee ballots are available 30 days before an election. A voter may vote absentee at the Town Hall in the presence of a Clerk when ballots are available or may make a request for an absentee ballot to be provided to them. Requests can be made by the following methods:

At the Town Hall in person
By phone (207)-247-0644 ,**
By fax (207)-499-7563,
By mail to 11 South Waterboro Rd Lyman, ME 04002
**Phone requests must be by the voter only

State Elections Only – You may request absentee ballot online at Maine.gov

The last day to make a request for an absentee ballot is 5 days before any election (Tile 21-A Sec. 753-B.2)

Absentee ballots must be received by the close of the polls on election day in order to have your vote counted in the election. 

 

*NEW: Ongoing Absentee Ballot Status

Beginning February 1, 2024, voters who will be at least 65 years of age by the next election or who self-identify as a voter with a disability (or who meet both conditions) can submit a written application to request ongoing absentee voter status. This means that after submitting the application, the voter does not need to submit an application for each election; instead the voter will automatically receive an absentee ballot for each ensuing statewide election, municipal election and any other election for which the voter is entitled to vote.

How to apply : Qualifying voters can apply by filling out the Application for Ongoing Absentee Ballot Status. Applications must be signed by the voter. The Town Clerk must maintain originals only and cannot accept photocopies of the application. 

Click the link for an application – Request for Ongoing Absentee Ballot Status

Note: Unenrolled voters may participate in a party’s primary without enrolling in a party. An Unenrolled voter may vote only one (1) party’s primary ballot. By indicating any one (1) party on the application, this will be the ballot type automatically sent for any Primary, so long that party is participating in the Primary Election. 

Termination of Status : The law further provides that the voter’s ongoing absentee voter status may only be terminated by the Clerk or the Secretary of State upon: 

(1) The written request of the voter;
(2) The death or disqualification of the voter;
(3) The cancellation of the voter’s registration record in the central voter registration system;
(4) The return of an absentee ballot as undeliverable;
(5) The failure of the voter to vote by absentee ballot for a general election; or
(6) The designation of the voter’s status as inactive in the central voter registration system.

If you have questions about the Ongoing Absentee Ballot Status, please contact the Town Clerk, a Deputy, or Registrar of Voters
Town Clerk:                (Tel.) 207-247-0644     townclerk@lyman-me.gov
Deputy Town Clerk:    (Tel.) 207-499-3004     adminclerk@lyman-me.gov
Registrar of Voters :   (Tel.) 207-247-0642     townmanager@lyman-me.gov

 

Ranked Choice Voting in Maine

Ranked Choice voting is used for voting in State legislative primaries and for federal elections including the U.S. Presidential race. For more information, visit Maine.gov or click this link here

 

Town Meetings Information

Annual Town meetings in Lyman are held in June and scheduled in two parts. The first part is to vote by secret ballot elected offices of Select Board, Budget Committee, and RSU 57 School Board. The second part is an open Town meeting to vote on all other business of the Town.

To run for an elected office, an individual can be placed on the ballot by circulating and filing nomination papers. Nomination papers are made available 100 days before the Municipal Election in June and the filing deadline is the 60th day before said election. Candidates must collect a minimum of 25 signatures of registered Lyman voters. Elected officials can also be elected by “write-in” votes cast, where an individual did not go through the nomination process but voters may write-in their name on the ballot in the write-in space available. 

Special Town meetings may be called by the Select Board and may be a secret ballot Town meeting or an open Town meeting. A special Town meeting may be scheduled any time during the year, unless otherwise determined by the Municipal Charter.

Citizens Petitions may be used to invoke an initiated referenda provided all necessary requirements for a petition have been met per Lyman’s charter.

More information about the process of Town meetings is outlined in the Town of Lyman Municipal Charter

 

Upcoming Elections & Town Meetings

 

October 3, 2023 : Special Town Meeting

Special Town Meeting is scheduled on October 3, 2023 at 7:00pm
located at the Lyman Town Hall on 11 South Waterboro Rd. 
Election of a moderator will take place at 6:50pm. 

The Select Board will hold a public hearing on September 5, 2023 at 6:00pm at the Town Hall.
See: Notice of Public Hearing
See: Select Board Agenda Packet 9-5-2023 

Proposed referenda article from a citizens petition is below:

“To see if the Town will vote to appropriate from surplus the sum of $134,746 for the Salaries & Benefits of the separate and distinct administrative positions of the Town Clerk and Select Board Clerk.”

Warrant for Special Town Meeting
Special Town Meeting 10/3/2023 VIDEO

 

November 7, 2023 : State Referendum Election 

Election Results: November Referendum:
Election Results November 7, 2023, Town of Lyman

Check the State Website by clicking the link here for STATE RESULTS
Note: State Results may not update until after all municipalities turn in municipal election results

Polls will be open 8:00am – 8:00pm
Location is the Lyman Elementary School on 39 Schoolhouse Rd.

Requests for Absentee Ballots are available starting August 7th through the close of business at 4:00pm on November 2nd
Special circumstances will apply if requesting an absentee ballot after November 2nd.
Absentee ballots are now available for the election on November 7th.

Absentee Ballot requests can be made by the following methods:

Request online at Maine.gov. Click Here
At the Town Hall in person

By phone (207)-499-7562 ,**
By fax (207)-499-7563,
By mail to 11 South Waterboro Rd Lyman, ME 04002
**Phone requests must be by the voter only

Sample Ballot November 7, 2023

Registrar of Voters will be available for voter registrations October 31st, November, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 6th during regular Town Hall hours

For more information, click the links below:

Maine Citizen’s Guide to the Referendum Election November 7th, 2023
Questions appearing on the November 7, 2023 Ballot
Absentee Voting in Maine
Accessible Absentee Voting

 

March 5th, 2024 : Presidential Primary Election

Polls will be open 8:00am – 8:00pm
Location is the Lyman Town Hall: 11 South Waterboro Road

This Election is a Semi-Open Primary. Under Maine’s semi-open primary laws, which go into effect in 2024, voters who are not enrolled in a party may choose to vote in one party’s primary. Voters enrolled in a party may only vote in that party’s primary. If a voter wishes to vote in a primary for a party other than the one in which they’re enrolled, they need to leave their current party 15 days before they can join a new party, and vote that party’s ballot.

**If Enrolled in a party and want to change party enrollment prior to the Primary Election
Deadline to change Party Enrollment is February 16th, 2024 4:00pm.

Party Enrolment changes: Once newly enrolled or change of party enrollment, the voter must remain in the newly enrolled party for at least 3 months before being eligible to change party enrollment.

March 5th, 2024 Presidential Primary:
The Democratic and Republican parties are
the only parties that will hold primaries on March 5th.

The Green Independent, Libertarian, and No Labels parties did not choose to hold primaries.

Requests for Absentee Ballots are available through the close of business at
4:00pm on February 29th, 2024

Sample Ballot – Democrat
Sample Ballot – Republican

Absentee Ballot requests can be made by the following methods:

Request online at Maine.gov. Click Here
At the Town Hall in person

By phone (207)-499-7562 ,**
By fax (207)-499-7563,
By mail to 11 South Waterboro Rd Lyman, ME 04002
**Phone requests must be by the voter only

Download an Absentee Ballot Request Here. 

Helpful information, click the links below

State of Maine Upcoming Elections Information Page
Guide to Ranked Choice Voting

A Guide to Absentee Voting in Maine
State of Maine Voter Guide
Military & Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act
Federal Postcard Application, Military & Overseas. 

Check back for more information. Updates will be posted when available.

 

June 11, 2024 : State Primary & Municipal Election

This Election will be for both the State Primary Election and Annual Town Meeting Municipal Election

State Primary Election : This Election is a Semi-Open Primary. Under Maine’s semi-open primary laws, which go into effect in 2024, voters who are not enrolled in a party may choose to vote in one party’s primary. Voters enrolled in a party may only vote in that party’s primary. If a voter wishes to vote in a primary for a party other than the one in which they’re enrolled, they need to leave their current party 15 days before they can join a new party, and vote that party’s ballot. Check the State web page link below for more updates.

Helpful information, click the links below

State of Maine Upcoming Elections Information Page
Guide to Ranked Choice Voting

A Guide to Absentee Voting in Maine
State of Maine Voter Guide
Military & Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act
Federal Postcard Application, Military & Overseas. 

Municipal Election : This Election will be to vote for candidates to fill vacancies for Select Board, Budget Committee, and RSU #57. If interested in becoming a candidate on the ballot, contact the Town Clerk to file Nomination Papers.

Nomination Papers will be available beginning March 4, 2024.
Deadline to file papers with the Clerk will be no later than 4:00pm April 12, 2024

Elected Offices for the June Annual Municipal Election are below:

          Select Board : 3-year term
          Select Board : 3-year term
          Budget Committee : 3-year term
          Budget Committee : 3-year term
          RSU #57 School Board : 3-year term
          RSU #57 School Board : 1-year term

Check Back for more information. Updates will be posted when available.

 

 

June 13, 2024 : Annual Town Meeting

Annual Town Meeting is scheduled June 13th, 2024 at 6:00pm

Check Back for more information. Updates will be posted when available.


For questions and more information regarding Elections, Town Meetings, or Voter Registration, contact the Town Hall

Town Clerk
Susan Bellerose
Tel. (207)-247-0644

townclerk@lyman-me.gov

Deputy Town Clerk
Rebekah Thompson

Tel. (207)-499-3004
adminclerk@lyman-me.gov

 


 

Page last Updated on February 13, 2024