Election Information

A Special Town Meeting has been scheduled for Thursday, July 21, 2022.  See the warrant below.

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Special Town Meeting minutes 07212022 attested copy

 

June 14, 2022 Primary Election

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Democratic Primary Election Sample Ballot 061422

School Warrant and Notice of Election 2022

School Budget Validation 2022

 

March 4, 2022 municipal election:

Election results:

March-4-2022-election-results

 

A sample ballot is attached below.

Official Ballot March 4, 2022 Sample FINAL

Open link below for list of Ballot Clerks for March 4 and processing of absentee ballots.

Ballot Clerks for FY22 Town Meeting Election

Nancy J. Gove, Town Clerk

March 5, 2022 Annual Town Meeting

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Open link below for Financial Summary of warrant articles from FY21 and FY22.

FY22 Town Meeting appropriation comparison for tax commitment

 

One of the items to be discussed this year is the opportunity to bring high speed broadband internet to Mercer.  See fact sheet prepared by Mercer Broadband Committee.

https://mercermaine.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/Chance-in-a-lifetime-for-Mercer_v4-web.pdf

Please note that masks are no longer required.  If you wish to have one, you will be provided with one.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, voters with health risks are being encouraged to vote by absentee ballot in order to limit the voters’ exposure and the exposure of our election staff.

Voters who choose to vote at the polls on election day should plan for a modest wait time to cast their ballots, due to social distancing protocols.  Your patience is appreciated during these unusual circumstances.

In cooperation with the Secretary of State, a small secure ballot drop box is available outside the Town Office to receive ballots without having to enter the office.  Voters may deposit their absentee ballots in the box.

State & Federal Elections

State elections are held on the first Tuesday, following the first Monday, each November and on the second Tuesday in June in even-numbered years for the Primary Election.  Referenda and bond issues are sometimes sent to the voters in June or November.  For information on state elections, visit the Secretary of State’s website.

Voter Registration

New Registration:

The State of Maine allows residents to register to vote any time leading up to and including the day of the election. Residents of Mercer may register to vote at the Town Clerk’s Office, located at Mercer Community Center, 1015 Beech Hill Road, or at the polls on election day.

Proof of residency and proof of identity are required.

  • Per state statute, M.R.S.A. Title 21-A , Section 112-A. Proof of identity for voting purposes

Any of the following forms of documentation may be offered by an applicant and considered by a registrar in verifying the identity of an applicant who is registering to vote.

  1. Government-issued photograph identification document or credential. A government-issued photograph identification document or credential, including, but not limited to, a current and valid United States passport, military identification, driver’s license or state identification;
  2. Other government-issued identification document. A government-issued identification document without a photograph, including, but not limited to, a certified birth certificate or a signed social security card;
  3. Other official documents. An official document, including, but not limited to, a document confirming eligibility determinations for public benefits, a utility bill, a bank statement, a government check, a paycheck or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter; or
  4. Verified unique identifier for new voters. A verified unique identifier for new voters, including the voter’s Maine driver’s license number, Maine identification number or the last 4 digits of the voter’s social security number that are successfully verified through the central voter registration system verification.

Proof of residency can be satisfied with any piece of mail with the voter’s name and address.

Voters should click here for a voter residency fact sheet.

Changing Your Registration Name, Residence Address or Political Party Affiliation:

If you are currently registered and wish to change any information, such as your married name or residence address (which is pertinent to your voting record), please visit the Town Clerk’s Office or mail the new information to:

Town Clerk
1013 Beech Hill Road
Mercer, ME  04957

Voter registration application can be found here.  Further instructions are listed at the bottom of the application.