The next Election will be held on 
Tuesday, November 3, 2020

State of Maine General Election (Presidential)
City of South Portland Municipal General Election

Make sure you are a registered to vote.
If you have moved, you need to update your registration!  
Need to register to vote?  Click here!

All polling places will be open on Election Day from 7:00am-8:00pm.  To find your polling place, click here.

If you are interested in serving as an election worker, please fill out and return this information form to the City Clerk.   We will be sure to call you if needed!  Thank you for your interest in serving the City.


In order to receive an absentee ballot, you must request it.  You do not need a reason to vote absentee.  There are several options for voting absentee: by mail, by voting in person at the Clerk's office, or by picking up a ballot to take home and return by Election Day (a member of your immediate family may also pick up a ballot for you).  Information and important deadlines are listed below.

To receive an absentee ballot by mail:

Absentee ballots for the November 3 election may now be requested.  You can request your absentee ballot online  or print and mail/fax/drop off the application or call us at (207) 767-3201 to request your ballot.   When ballots arrive (around October 3), we will mail ballots out to those who put in a request. 

If you would like your ballot mailed to you, please request your ballot at least 15 days prior to election day.  This is the guidance provided by the USPS to ensure timely delivery.  The deadline to request a ballot using the online request service is 5:00 pm on Thursday, October 29, 2020.


We will not have the ballots until around October 3.  When ballots arrive, notice will be posted here and shared across different media channels.

If you don't want to receive your absentee ballot by mail:

When ballots arrive (around October 3), in-person voting will be available at City Hall during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm and until 6:30pm on Thursdays). 

You can also come in to pick up a ballot for yourself and/or an immediate family member to take home.  If you will be picking up a ballot to take home, you will need to fill out an application.  You can save time by filling this out ahead of time and bringing it in with you.  If you are picking up ballot(s) for immediate family member(s), you will need an application for them, too.  

The last day to request an absentee ballot in-person without special circumstances is 5:00pm on Friday, October 30.


Absentee ballots must be received by 8:00pm on Election Day.  You can return your ballot by mail (please mail your ballot at least 7 days prior to Election Day) or use the secure dropbox that will be located in the back of City Hall (25 Cottage Road).  This dropbox will be installed before absentee ballots become available and will be monitored 24/7 by security camera.  You can also have a member of your immediate family return your ballot for you.