Many Colby students are eligible to vote in the upcoming election. You can also get help with registering to vote & voting through Colby Votes.
Even if you aren’t on campus or in Waterville—due to Covid-19 (or another reason)—if you intend to return and haven’t registered elsewhere, you can maintain your existing registration and vote, or register for the first time with your last Waterville address.
Register to vote
Information about registration for Colby Students.
How to Vote
Information on casting your ballot in the 2020 Election.
Contact the Clerk
Patti Dubois: (207) 680-4211
IMPORTANT NOTICES ABOUT REGISTERING TO VOTE
Proof of Residency: For Colby students living on campus, your proof of residency will be a letter sent to you by Colby (to come as an email from the Office of Civic Engagement) that will list your dorm address. Look for that email in your inbox or archives. You will also need to attach other documentation to prove your identity.
Re-Registering: If you are in a new dorm room, you have to re-register showing your change of address, even if you registered to vote in Waterville in a previous year. This is true even if you are merely moving dorms within the same overall address, such as moving, for example, from 4000 Mayflower Hill, Mitchell 215 to 4000 Mayflower Hill, Williams 206.
Where to Register
You can register at the Waterville City Hall at One Common Street anytime between now and November 3rd. Find office hours at waterville-me.gov. If you go between 10/5 and 10/30, you can also vote early right then and there.
To register without going to City Hall, download and print the registration form at VoteMaine.com/register and mail it along with photocopies of required documentation to the Waterville City Hall at One Common Street. (You can see a sample of this form filled out at VoteMaine.com/sample). Your registration must be received by Monday, 10/19
You can also register through a Colby Votes registration drive. Two are now planned: Tuesday, 10/1, and Thursday, 10/3, from 10am-2pm at Cotter Union. If you register through a drive, you do not need to bring proof of residency—Colby Votes will have the necessary letter to append to your registration form.
Additionally, you can register at the Office of Civic Engagement with Elizabeth Jabar, who is serving as a Deputy Registrar
You can also register in-person at the polls on Election Day—just bring documentation to show proof of identity and residency to the polling place, Waterville Junior High, 100 West River Rd. Polls will be open from 8am to 8pm.
How to Vote
Request your ballot at VoteMaine.com/ballot. If you get mail on campus, request that your ballot be mailed to you at the address where you get your mail. If you get mail elsewhere, request that your ballot be mailed to that location
Return your ballot as soon as possible:
- In person to Waterville City Hall at One Common Street, during business hours
- To the drop box outside of City Hall
- By mail to Waterville City Hall
REMEMBER: All ballots must be received by 8pm on Election Day, Tuesday, November 3rd.
You can vote early from Monday, 10/5 through Friday, 10/30, at the Waterville City Hall. Look up hours at waterville-me.gov/clerk
Polls are open in Waterville from 8am to 8pm. The Waterville polling place is Waterville Junior High School at 100 W. River Rd