Absentee voting (also known as "early voting") is an option for Maine voters who wish to receive a ballot by mail or at City Hall prior to Election Day. This option is commonly used by voters who are unable to visit the polls on Election Day and those who simply prefer the convenience of voting early or by mail.
Voters may request an absentee ballot up to 90 days prior to an election. When the ballots arrive from the printer (approximately 30 days prior to an election), the City Clerk’s Office will mail ballots to all who submitted requests. At that point, voters will also have the option of voting an absentee ballot at City Hall.