ELECTIONS & VOTING
Vote In-Person & Pick Up Ballots - We are still under COVID restrictions with social distancing. So, voters will be lining up on Cutts Avenue. Just as you open the first door to enter City Hall, you will be directed to use the stairwell to the left. Voters who are handicapped or have issues with standing or walking can use the elevator, which is located in the first floor lobby (1 family at a time). Once voters do their voting or pick up their ballots to take home, they will be directed to use the back stairwell to exit the building. If you used the elevator to access the second floor, then you can go back and use the elevator to exit the building.
Other ways to request a ballot include:
Electronic - You can also request a ballot electronically through the State of Maine Absentee Ballot Request Service, https://apps.web.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/AbsenteeBallot/index.pl Beginning October 2, 2020 an accessible absentee ballot will be available to voters with disabilities through this same electronic website. We will mail the ballots to you.
Phone - You can also call the office at 284-4831. We will mail the ballots to you.
Immediate Family or 3rd Person - Have an immediate family member pick a ballot up for you, or you can have a 3rd person pick up a ballot for you after you complete the application and designate them to do so.
Drop Box - Due to COVID restrictions and limitations, we have placed a secure “Official City of Saco Absentee Ballot Drop Box” on the Cutts Avenue side of City Hall for you to return your ballot. We empty the box several times a day.
Mail - You can also mail your ballot in.
Hand Deliver - You can also hand deliver your ballot to the City Clerk’s Office on the first floor. There may be a line. We will need to pull your application(s) and have you sign off on the application(s)
Absentee ballots may be requested up to 3 months before an election. For the November election, municipalities do not receive absentee ballots from the state until October. Click on the link above to learn more about absentee voting or to request a ballot.
Sample ballots will be posted once we receive them, which is usually around the 1st full week in October.
How do I register to vote? Where do I register to vote? What are Maine's recognized political parties? Click on the link above for more information.
Saco has seven wards. Click on the link above to find which ward you live in.
Information on how to be a write-in candidate and how to vote for one may be found by clicking on the link above.
RANKED CHOICE VOTING
Ranked Choice Voting allows voters to "rank their choice" of candidates for each race as follows: first choice, second choice, third choice and so forth. For more information on Ranked-choice voting you can visit the Department of the Secretary of State "Resources for Ranked-choice voting" webpage.
RECENT ELECTION RESULTS
Click on the link above to view election results.
We are currently looking for residents to serve as election wardens and clerks. Please click on the link above to learn more about these paid positions.