Voter Registration/Elections

For the July 14th election only. Your polling place has temporarily been relocated from the Portland Expo Building to William Troubh Ice Arena, 225 Park Avenue.

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. These are paid positions, which make $12/hour. No experience necessary; training will be provided. You do not need to be a Portland resident to apply.

Thank you for your interest in working the City of Portland Voting locations. Here are all the forms that need to be completed by June 19th. (approx. 2 hours of training is scheduled for 10am or 5pm on either June 24th or June 25th.) Proof of citizenship and identity documents need to accompany the I-9 form (a passport or driver's license and SS card/birth cert). Also a voided check or letter from your financial institution confirming bank routing and account # needs to accompany the direct deposit form. All forms need to be signed and dated.  Once we receive all your completed paperwork by the deadline you will be contacted about which time slot your training will be.Thank you so much!  

2020 Federal W-4 Form
2020 State W-4 Form
I-9 Form
Election Form Application

july 14, 2020 state primary & municipal school budget referendum election

Notice To City of Portland Voters:  There will be a State Primary and Municipal School Budget /Referendum Election on Tuesday, July 14, 2020.
  • In-person absentee voting and voter registration is now being conducted from Merrill Box Office Lower Lobby. Monday thru Friday 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

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 874-8610
  • You can request an absentee ballot online or by mail from the Secretary of State's website:
  • 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.
  • Ballots must be returned to the municipal clerk no later than 8:00 pm on Election Day.

​registering to vote & absentee voting

When the Clerk's Office is back open to the public (date to be determined) residents wishing to register to vote and request an absentee ballot will be able to do so between 9 AM and 4:30 PM.

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 July 14, 2020  application from this web site.  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.