Elections & Voting
In order for residents to be notified of a Town Meeting or State or Local Election, Public Notices regarding the date, time and location are posted at least seven (7) days before each Town Meeting or Election.
Notices are posted at the following locations:
- Public Notices Section of this Website
- Easton Town Office
- Easton Post Office
- Katahdin Trust Company
- Country Farms Market
- Easton Elementary School
- Easton Jr./Sr. High School
Residents may also view upcoming elections scheduled on the community Calendar of Events or Sign Up for E-Mail Updates to receive information regarding upcoming Elections.
Annual Town Meeting
The annual election of Members of the Board of Selectmen & School Board Members is held on the first Monday in April of each year at the Easton Town Office. The polls are open from 9:00 PM to 6:30 PM. At 8:00 PM the meeting reconvenes at the Easton Elementary School Cafeteria where residents vote on the articles presented in the warrant in open town meeting.
School District Budget
According to the new school district consolidation laws, the school board must hold a District Budget Meeting (open town meeting style) so voters may vote on itemized budget amounts for the upcoming fiscal year. The District Budget Meeting is held in the month of May at 7 PM at the Easton Elementary School Cafeteria. Once the budget amounts are adopted at the District Budget Meeting, the school board must hold a District Budget Validation Referendum Election, in which voters will vote either yes or no on the total budget amount for the upcoming fiscal year. The Validation Election is held within 30 days of the District Budget Meeting. Due to low turnout for this type of election, the polls are open from 9:00 AM to 6:30 PM and are held at the Easton Town Office. If held in conjunction with a State Election, polls will be open from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. Check the Public Notices section of this website in May for actual date/time/location.
The State typically holds Elections on the second Tuesday in June and first Tuesday in November of each year. The Primary Election is held on the second Tuesday of June of each even numbered year, while the General Election is held on the first Tuesday in November also in each even numbered year. Referendums may be held at either the June or November election. The polls are open from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM at the Town Office located at 3 Station Road.