Voting

VOTING

How do I register to vote? 
Kingfield residents, Salem residents and Freeman Township may register to vote at the Town Clerk’s Office in the Town Hall.  On election day, you may register at the polls with proper identification.

Where do I vote? 
Voting is located in Webster Hall,  38 School Street.  (This building adjoins the Town Office).

Town Meetings are held at the Kingfield Elementary School on Salem Street the 1st Saturday in June.

I will be out of town on Election Day, how do I vote? 
Absentee voting begins one month prior to an election.

An absentee voter is any registered voter who requests an absentee ballot prior to Election Day. The voter does not have to have a reason for voting by absentee ballot. Absentee ballots are available approximately 30 days prior to the election.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot before any given election is 3 business days prior to Election Day by close of business.

There are 5 ways to request an absentee ballot:

1) In-Person: at the Town Clerk’s Office during the hours of the Town Clerk: 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. An application is not required if the voter votes in person.

2) Telephone Request: voters may call the Town Clerk at (207) 265-4637 to request an absentee ballot for themselves only. The Town Clerk will fill out an application for the voter and a ballot will be mailed directly to the voter.

3) Immediate Family: requests for an absentee ballot for an immediate family member must be made at the Town Clerk’s office, as these requests need to be made in writing on the application provided.

4) Electronically: registered voters may request an absentee ballot electronically through the Secretary of State’s website. The Town Clerk checks this website once per day and processes requests accordingly. The voter will receive the ballot in the mail.

5) 3rd Party: registered voters may fill out and sign an application to request a 3rd party to deliver their ballot to them. The Town Clerk will give the ballot to the 3rd person named on the application and that person will deliver the ballot to the voter. In this case, when the voter votes, the absentee ballot envelope must be signed by the voter and also signed by two witnesses, or one “special” witness (ie – a notary public, a municipal clerk, or clerk of courts).