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The State Primary and Special Referendum Election and Municipal School Budget Validation Referendum is Tuesday, July 14.
At this time, both in-person and absentee voting are available for the July 14 election.
For South Portland, in-person voting will take place on July 14 at every polling place in the City. These locations will be open from 7:00am until 8:00pm.
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) 767-3201.
- 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.
- Voters may choose to vote absentee in person after ballots arrive (mid-June) at City Hall (25 Cottage Rd). The City Clerk's office will be open by appointment starting June 1. Please call us to set up a time to come in to vote if you wish to vote in person.
- Ballots must be returned to the municipal clerk no later than 8:00 pm on Election Day.
For additional information go to: https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/voter-info/absenteeguide.html
For more information on the State ballots, please click here: https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/upcoming/index.html
For this election, some ballots may be double-sided. Please be sure to check both sides of your ballots. The Democratic Primary ballot features rank-choice voting. For more information on rank-choice voting, click here.
For the Primary election, voters must be enrolled in the Democratic or Republican political party to receive that party's Primary ballot. The last day to change parties is June 29. Voters who are unaffiliated with a party (Unenrolled) may select a party any time up until and including election day and vote in the primary. You may update your political party affiliation or other voter information by completing a voter registration card at the City Clerk's office or downloading and mailing back a voter registration card by July 7. All polling places will have a registrar present on election day.