Absentee Ballot Requests
The City Clerk’s Office is now taking ABSENTEE BALLOT REQUESTS for the upcoming July 14, 2020 State Primary & Municipal Referendum Election, including the School Budget Validation Referendum Election.
You may request an absentee ballot by calling the City Clerk’s Office (207-284-9307) or by visiting this website to request an absentee ballot electronically. PLEASE NOTE: Absentee ballots will be available around June 14th.
Absentee ballot requests will be taken up to and on Election Day.
Governor’s Executive Order
On April 10, 2020, Governor Janet Mills issued an Executive Order moving Maine’s primary election from Tuesday, June 9, 2020 to Tuesday, July 14, 2020 as a part of the State of Maine’s COVID-19 response. The Order also allows applications for absentee ballots to be made in writing or in person, without specifying a reason, up to and including the day of the election. The delay in the primary election will provide additional time for Maine people to request absentee ballots in order to minimize in-person interaction at the polls and will allow the Secretary of State’s Office additional time to develop guidelines to help municipalities conduct in-person voting in as safe a manner as possible.
July 14 Primary Election Message from Maine’s Secretary of State
In this May 19 video, Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, Maine’s chief elections official, talks directly with voters about the July 14, 2020 primary election and encourages absentee voting as a proven and safe way to vote as we all try to prevent the spread of COVID-19.