Voters may cast an absentee ballot instead of voting in person. To minimize interaction with
others during this public health pandemic (COVID-19), some voters may prefer voting by
absentee ballot. Casting an absentee ballot is convenient and secure.
Absentee ballots may be requested in writing, by phone, online, or in person up to and including
the day of the election, without specifying a reason. However, if you are asking to receive your
ballot by mail, please request it early enough to allow for postal mail delivery time – both to
receive it and return it (2-5 days each way).
- You can request an absentee ballot by calling your Municipal Clerk’s office at 207-874-8610.
- You can request an absentee ballot online or by mail from the Secretary of State's website: https://www1.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/AbsenteeBallot/online-form.pl
- Absentee ballot requests are being accepted right now. Printed ballots will be available by mid-June, and we will issue your ballot as soon as possible after that date.
- Ballots must be returned to the municipal clerk no later than 8:00 PM on Election Day.
For additional information go to:
Visit Elections & Voting for more information.
Polls open at 7:00 AM and close at 8:00 PM on Election Day. All polling places are ADA compliant. You can register to vote at your polling location on Election Day.
The Department of City Clerk has three major functions:
Elections, Vital Records, and Custodian of the City Council Minutes.
The following services are provided:
Filing and Issuance of a Birth, Death, Marriage
Voter Registration and Election Information
Notary and Dedimus Services
The City Clerk's Office does not handle tax payments or auto registration and excise payments. For Tax Payments/Auto Registration, please visit: Treasury Office.
Portland, ME 04101