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ABSENTEE VOTING

ABSENTEE VOTING

Absentee ballots may be requested up to three months before an election.    For the November election, Municipalities do not receive absentee ballots from the state until October.   

The last day to request an absentee ballot through the State of Maine electronic Absentee Ballot Service is Thursday, October 29, 2020.

The last day to request an absentee ballot in-person is Friday, October 30, 2020, unless a special circumstance exists.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the city is limiting the number of people in the City Hall at the same time.  Please consider calling the office to request an absentee ballot or go to the State of Maine Electonic Absentee Ballot Request service  at the link below to apply online.

ONLINE REQUEST
State of Maine electronic Absentee Ballot Request Service - Apply online here   Note:  Electronic requests will only be honored through this website.

Telephone Request
284-4831

 Office Walk-in Requests
By appointment only.  No more than 2 people allowed in the Clerk's Office at a time.  

  • in person
  • by immediate family member/domestic partner
  • by 3rd person -  A 3rd person is a aunt, uncle, friend or caregiver etc.  (Voter designates a 3rd person to deliver a ballot to them through a completed application.  The ballot is given to the 3rd person to deliver to the voter.  Ballot must be witnessed by a notary or 2 other individuals and noted on the ballot envelope.  If the voter is assisted in marking the ballot the aide must sign as aide on the ballot envelope and 1 other witness must verify and sign off.  The voter may return the ballot in person, but witness requirements still apply if a 3rd person handles the ballot going out or being returned.)  Note:  A 3rd person may have up to 5 absentee ballots for a municipality at one time.
Mail In Requests

CHECK THE STATUS OF YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT
Interested to see the status of your absentee ballot, you can check it here on the State of Maine Absentee Ballot Request Service.

ELECTION DROP BOX 
Once you receive your ballot, you can return it using the election drop box (please note: the dropbox will not be set up outside City Hall until ballots are issued). Alternatively, you can mail the ballot.