Elections

 

==>CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS OF HOLLIS SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 11.7.17 & STATE OF MAINE REFERENDUMS.

 

 

==>CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS OF HOLLIS SPECIAL TOWN MEETING 11.8.16, ARTICLES 2-13.

==>CLICK HERE FOR RESULTS OF STATE OF MAINE GENERAL ELECTION/REFERENDUMS 11.8.16.

Sample Ballot - Hollis Special Town Meeting 11.8.16 CLICK HERE

Sample Ballot - State of Maine Referendum 11.8.16 CLICK HERE

Sample Ballot - State of Maine General Election 11.8.16 CLICK HERE

State of Maine  Primary  is TUESDAY, June 12, 2018.

Voting in the Town of Hollis is held at the Hollis Fire Station located at 405 Plains Road, Hollis, Maine.

Polls Open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.

The Hollis Annual Town Meeting being held on June 12, 2018 and  will OPEN AT 6:45 a.m. to act on article one : To elect a moderator . The polls will then open at 7 a.m. to act on the  remainign articles 2-24.

You may register to vote at the Hollis Town Clerk's Office during regular business hours or you may register to vote the day of the voting. Please bring proof of your identity and proof of residency in Hollis.

You may request an absentee ballot by calling 929-8552 ext. 18 or in a written request or at Maine.gov request an absentee ballot.  The deadline to request an absentee ballot is THURSDAY, JUNE 7, 2018.

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Poling Place Do's & Dont's for Candidates

Candidates may be in attendance at the polling place

Candidates may seek to shake hands with or otherwise greet voters coming in to the polls

Candidates may state their name BUT MAY NOT STATE THE NAME OF THE OFFICE SOUGHT and
 MAY NOT ASK VOTERS TO VOTE FOR THEM.

Political Advertising is not permitted within 250 feet of the polling place. (Hollis Fire Station on Plains Road has very faded markings on Plains Road and the end of the driveway at Hollis Town Hall is 250 feet.)

No one may park a car with any advertising material on it if he/she is coming to the polls for a reason other than just voting.

Campaign buttons may be worn only by persons who are present in the polling place solely for the purpose of voting. No dimension of such button may be greater than 3 inches. Accordingly, a candidate who is at the polls to meet and greet voters, or to vote and also to meet and greet the voters, may not wear a campaign button.

No Cellular phones, beepers, voice or signal pagers are to be used in the polling place. The Moderator may exempt election workers and emergency workers.

One may collect petition signatures on referendum or other petitions at the polling place, and may make advance arrangements for this with the clerk or may make arrangements with the moderator/warden on Election Day if space is still available. It is customary for petitioners to notify the clerk by the Friday before any election for space at the polls

A voter’s signature may be solicited only after the voter has voted.
 

 Signs bearing political messages relating to an election may not be placed within the right of way earlier than six weeks before an election to which they relate, and, if so placed they must be removed by the candidate or political committee not later than one week after the election.

 New Sign law in 2016:  Signs may be placed a maximum of 6 weeks per calendar year and not less than 30 feet from another sign with the same message. Signs must be labeled with name or organization (contact information) and the designated six week period the signs will be placed.
M.R.S.A. Title 23 # 1913 A .

 Please call with any questions, This list may not be all inclusive of election laws as Maine Laws change frequently.

Town Clerk’s Office, Town of Hollis, Maine
34 Town Farm Road
Hollis, Maine 04042
(207) 929-8552 ext.18  

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LOCAL CITIZEN’S INITIATIVE PETITIONS

TOWN OF HOLLIS

 

Local Citizen’s Initiative Petitions Maine State Revised Statutes:

MRSA Title 30-A Section 2522(open town meeting): “On the written petition of a number of voters equal to at least 10 % of the number of votes cast in the town at the last gubernatorial election, but in no case less than 10, the municipal officers shall either insert a particular article in the next warrant issued or shall within 60 days call a special town meeting for its consideration.”

MRSA Title 30-A section 2528 (5) (secret ballot referendum): “By order of the municipal officers or on the written petition of a number of voters equal to at least 10 % of the number of votes cast in the town at the last gubernatorial election, but in no case less than 10, the Municipal Officers shall have a particular article placed on the next ballot printed or shall call a special town meeting for its consideration. A petition or order under this subsection is subject to the filing provisions governing nomination papers under subsection 4”. (Subsection 4 requires filing by the 45th day before the day of voting).

Special Note:  It is suggested that any petitioners review the “Ordinance for the Circulating of Petitions” enacted in 2004 by Hollis Special Town Meeting vote.
On 11/4/2014 the last gubernatorial election Hollis had 2,162 voters.
 217 voters equals 10%.

More information may be obtained from the Maine State Statutes or Maine Municipal Association publication of the TOWN MEETING & ELECTIONS MANUAL revised February 2015, Chapter 5 Voter’s Petitions.   A copy of this manual is available for your review in the Hollis Town Clerk’s Office during normal business hours.