Absentee Voting

Absentee Ballots

In-person Early Voting

Friday, October 30 was the last day to in-person absentee vote at Westbrook City Hall, except under special circumstances. Please contact the City Clerk if you believe that your absentee ballot request is allowed due to special circumstances.  

Submission Deadline

Your absentee ballot must be returned to the City Clerk’s Office by 8pm on November 3rd (Election Day), coinciding with the close of the polls. Absentee ballots must be returned to the Clerk’s Office or the outside 24/7 official drop box at Westbrook City Hall. Please do not return ballots to Westbrook Community Center. 

Marking Your Ballot:

The Municipal ballot is a single-sided ballot. The State ballot is a double-sided ballot. Federal candidate races are on one side and state/county candidates are on the other side. Mark your ballots using a blue or black ballpoint pen. Fill in the oval next to your candidate choice. Read the instructions carefully on the ballot for the ranking of federal candidates. Mark only one choice per column. Rank as many or as few candidates as you prefer. You do not have to rank all candidates – your ballot will be counted even if you only rank one candidate for office.

Returning Your Ballot:

Ballots must be returned by 8pm on Tuesday November 3rd. Return all ballots in the enclosed envelope. Sign the back flap of the return envelope on the highlighted signature line. If returning your ballot IN PERSON, deposit the ballot in the secure Official Drop Box located outside the front entrance of City Hall at 2 York Street, Westbrook. If returning your ballot BY MAIL, the Post Office suggests mailing it no later than October 26th to ensure it is received in time. Please affix $0.70 in postage (or two “Forever” stamps). 

Receiving Assistance from Another Person:

If you require assistance in reading or marking the ballot, you may ask someone to aide you. In addition to the aide, one other person must be present as a witness. Before you mark your ballot, the witness must see that it is blank. While voting, you may not talk to anyone other than the aide. You, or your aide if you are unable, must sign the return envelope on the highlighted signature line. The aide must complete the “Aide Certificate” and the witness must complete the “Witness Certificate”, both located on the back of the envelope. 

Ballot Handled by a Third Person:

At your request, your ballot may be issued to a 3rd person who is not a member of your immediate family, who may then carry the ballot to you. For this reason, you must mark your ballot in the presence of witnesses, even if you choose to return the ballot by yourself. Witnesses can be: one person who is a Notary Public, a Municipal Clerk, a Clerk of the Courts, OR two other persons. There must be no communication between the voter and the witnesses regarding the ballot races. Mark the ballot so it is not possible for the witnesses to see how the ballot is voted. The “Witness Certificate” must be completed and signed by the witnesses. 

Replacement Ballots & Questions:

If you make a mistake when marking your ballot and need a replacement ballot, or if you have any questions, contact the City Clerk’s Election Hotline at 207-591-8116.