Voters wishing to vote absentee in the June 8 Special Municipal Election for the Charter Commissioners and School Budget Referendum can request their absentee ballot now according to a press release issued by the city yesterday.
The city is now offering a new online request form. Absentee ballots may also be requested by calling the City Clerk’s office at 207 – 874-8677, Monday – Friday, from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm or by mailing, faxing or emailing a completed absentee ballot application. Mail to the City Clerk’s office at 389 Congress Street, Portland, Maine 04101 or email to email@example.com.
Absentee ballots will become available and provided to voters beginning in early May. The last day to request an absentee ballot is Friday, June 4, 2021. Ballots must be returned to the municipal clerk no later than 8:00 pm – Election Day, June 8, 2021
In-person absentee voting will begin in May once the ballots have arrived. The city will send out another alert once this begins. Voting will be available during the City Clerk’s office hours: Monday – Friday from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm in the Box Office Lobby for Merrill Auditorium.
The public should use the Myrtle Street entrance to Merrill Auditorium. On Thursday, June 3 only, the Clerk’s office will stay open until 7:oo pm. for in-person voting. The last day for in-person absentee voting will be June 4th.
On Tuesday, June 8, 2021, the city’s eleven (11) polling locations will open at 7:00 am and close at 8:00 pm. Based on your residency, you must vote at your polling places.
The city of Portland voters approved creating a Charter Commission to open up review of the city’s charter during the July 14, 2021 Election. On August 10, 2020, the City Council approved the appointment of three (3) members to serve on the Charter Commission. Voters will elect the remaining nine members of the Commission on June 8, 2021 and then the Charter Commission will begin its work of reviewing the city charter according to the same press release issued by the city.