November 3, 2020 Election Information

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The City Clerk’s Office is now taking ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUESTS for the upcoming November 3, 2020 State General & Municipal Referendum Election.

 There are three ways to request an absentee ballot:

PLEASE NOTE:  Absentee ballots will be available around October 5th.

Absentee ballot requests must be received by the City Clerk’s Office by 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 30, 2020, unless special circumstances exist. There will be no absentee voting on Monday, November 2nd.

Track Your Ballot

The State of Maine now offers an online tool to track the status of your absentee ballot. Voters must enter their name, date of birth, and city of residence to check on the progress of their ballot. They will see a grid that will show whether their request was accepted or rejected by the clerk, as well as the date it was delivered to the voter, and the date when the completed ballot was returned to the clerk.

Registering to Vote

You may register to vote at the City Clerk’s Office. You will need to bring in one of the forms of identification listed below and proof of your Biddeford address; P.O. boxes are not acceptable. You are also able to register to vote at the polls on Election Day, with the correct proof of residency.

The State of Maine allows you to use any of the following for identification to register to vote:

  • 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; or
  • 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; or
  • 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
  • Maine ID or Driver’s License number, or last four of your social security number, if it is already in our computer system

You may also download the Maine Voter Registration Application here and mail it in to the City Clerk's Office (P.O. Box 586, Biddeford) with the required documentation. If you plan to register to vote by mail for the November 3 Election, your registration must be received by the City Clerk's Office by October 19, 2020.