Absentee ballots arrived at the town office on Friday, October 2. Anyone who filled out an application for an absentee ballot should have received theirs in the mail from the town office the following week. Anyone who wants an absentee ballot mailed to them needs to fill out an Application for Absentee Ballot and submit it to the town office. These must be received no later than October 29th, but it is strongly suggested you submit it as soon as possible.
Election day voting will be held in the fire station this year to allow for social distancing and accommodate the anticipated higher than normal turnout. The hope is that the large volume of absentee ballots requested and submitted coupled with the larger space will prevent crowding. However, if any voters want to avoid the potential crowds on election day, they have several options available to them:
1) The simplest option is to stop by the town office, request an absentee ballot, fill it out on the premises, and return it to the office.
2) If you don't want to fill it out on the premises, you can stop by the town office, fill out an Application for Absentee Ballot, bring home an absentee ballot to complete and either mail or bring it back.
3) If stopping by the town office is not convenient, fill out and mail an Application for Absentee Ballot to the town office. An absentee ballot will be mailed to you and you will then have until November 3rd to get it back to the town office. Applications for Absentee Ballot must be received by October 29th.
It is recommended that regardless of how you vote, you take a few minutes to review the sample ballot. With ranked choice voting, it looks a little different and you don't want to wait until you're in the booth to figure it out. The Maine Secretary of State's office has put out a video that explains how to fill out a ranked choice voting ballot and how the tabulation works.
If you have any questions about anything to do with the election, please do not hesitate to give Brenda a call at the town office (207-583-4403).