Voter Registration/Elections


Notice To City Of Portland Voters:  There will be a State Primary and Municipal School Budget /Referendum Election on Tuesday, June 9, 2020.

​register to vote & absentee voting

The Clerk's Office is open for during business hours (9:00 AM to 4:30 PM) for any resident wishing to register to vote, request an absentee ballot or early absentee vote. On Thursday, June 4, 2020 only, the Clerk's Office will remain open until 7:00 PM for the last day of absentee voting
Sample State ballots are available on the State of Maine Website.
View sample Municipal Election ballot.

​where to vote & polling locations

Where to Vote:  Find your polling place here

Polls open at 7:00 AM and close at 8:00 PM on Election Day. All polling locations are ADA compliant.

LOCATIONS: Click here for a list of Portland polling places.

Portland residents can register to vote on Election Day at their polling place. 

How to Register: In order to register to vote, you must bring identification and something that shows a current address. A driver's license or state identification card with the current address meets both criteria, otherwise, a checkbook or bill addressed to the applicant at the current address along with a social security card, birth certificate, hunting/fishing license.

If you mail in your voter registration card, you must send proof of identity such as a photocopy of your driver's license or other photo ID or a utility bill with your name and address on it.

You can call the City Clerk's office (874-8677) anytime within ninety (90) days of an election to request an absentee ballot or print the June 9, 2020  application from this web site. The last day to request an absentee ballot is June 4,2020. Completed absentee ballot applications can be mailed to our office or faxed to 874-8612. An absentee ballot may also be requested online via the Secretary of States website. When the ballots are available, we will mail your ballot(s) to you at your home or the address you requested. Sample Ballot.

ELection workers

If you are interested in working at the polls on Election Day, submit an online application for either Election Clerk or Deputy Registrar to the City Clerk's office.