Absentee ballots may be requested beginning 90 days before Election Day and through the close of business the Thursday before the election, unless one of the following special circumstances exist:
This special circumstances application must be signed by the voter. This application can be obtained from the City Clerk or from the Secretary of State.
There are many ways to request an absentee ballot. Ballots must be requested from the municipal clerk where you are registered to vote -- unless you are a U.S. citizen living outside the U.S. or an uniformed service voter -- then you request your ballot from the Secretary of State.
You may vote by absentee ballot in person in the City Clerk’s Office located in Auburn Hall, 60 Court Street between the hours of 8:30 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. Monday through Friday beginning approximately 30 days before the election. The statewide deadline to request an absentee ballot is normally the Thursday before each election, however due to the pandemic, Governor Mills has issued an executive order extending the deadline for the November 3, 2020 election to 5:00 PM on Friday, October 30, 2020. We normally offer extended hours prior to the election. Please contact the City Clerk’s Office for details.
You can request for your own ballot by calling the City Clerk’s Office at 207.333.6600. The ballot will be mailed to you at the address you provide to the clerk.
You may also request your own ballot using the online absentee ballot request service.
You can make a written request by filling out an absentee ballot application. An immediate family member may also request an absentee ballot for you by filling out a written application. A ballot will be mailed to the voter directly or given to an immediate family member making the request. For information on who is considered an immediate family member under the law, please contact the City Clerk’s Office.