University of Maine-Orono
Many University of Maine-Orono students are eligible to vote in the upcoming election. You can also get help with registering to vote & voting through UVote.
Even if you aren’t on campus or in Orono—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 Orono address.
Register to vote
Information about registration for UMO Students.
How to Vote
Information on casting your ballot in the 2020 Election.
Contact the Clerk
Shelly Crosby: (207) 866-2556
IMPORTANT NOTICES ABOUT REGISTERING TO VOTE
Proof of Residency: For UMaine students living on campus, you can prove residency with a printout from MaineStreet showing your campus address. You will also need to attach other documentation to prove your identity—you can use a photocopy of your MaineCard for that, or the ID number from a Maine Driver’s License or State ID.
Re-Registering: If you are in a new dorm room, you have to re-register showing your change of address to your current residence hall even if you registered to vote in Orono in a previous year. Don’t know your residence hall address? UMaine UVote has a list. Go to the Center for Student Involvement in the Memorial Union, Room 145, for more information, or email [email protected]
Where to Register
You can register at Orono Town Hall at 59 Main Street anytime between now and November 3rd. Find office hours and make an appointment for service at orono.org. If you go between Monday, October 5th and Friday, October 30th, you can also vote right then and there. Make an appointment ahead of time for service.
To register without going to Town Hall, download and print the registration form at VoteMaine.com/register and mail it along with photocopies of required documentation to the Orono Town Hall at 59 Main 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 one of UMaineUVote’s registration drives. Find a registration card in the Memorial Union or your Residence Hall. Go to the Center for Student Involvement in the Memorial Union, Room 145, for more information.
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, the New Balance Field House at 18 Gym Drive. Polls will be open from 7am 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 your school mailing address. If you get mail elsewhere, request that your ballot be mailed to that location. Return your ballot as soon as possible:
- In person to Orono Town Hall at 59 Main Street, during business hours
- To the drop box outside the office doors at Orono Town Hall
- By mail to Orono Town Hall at 59 Main Street.
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 Orono Town Hall at 59 Main Street. Make an appointment first at orono.org to ensure service.
Polls are open in Orono from 7am to 8pm. The Orono polling place is New Balance Field House at 18 Gym Drive.