city clerk news
State and Municipal Election Results November 5th 2013
for the Municipal election results.
for the State Election results.
Notice To Voters
DUE TO THE CHANGES IN THE MAINE STATE STATUES, the City Clerk’s office can no longer conduct absentee voting three business days before the Nov. 5, 2013 election. Therefore, we will be open on Thursday, October 31, 2013 from 9:00 A.M. to 8:00 P.M for anyone wishing to register to vote, change voter information or vote absentee.
Dog Licenses For 2012 Expired December 31, 2012
Pursuant to State of Maine Laws, all dogs six months of age or older must be licensed. Dog licenses are issued for a calendar year and are due January 1st of each year. If you have not yet licensed your dog(s) for 2013, you must do so.
General Election Results November 6th 2012
for the Candidates results.
for the Referendum results.
Changes in Absentee Voting
Due to recent changes in the State Law, 21-A 753 B (1) we will no longer be conducting voting the Saturday prior to Election Day.
Ranked Choice Voting Rules Adopted
PORTLAND, Maine – Last night, the City of Portland City Council accepted rules for the city’s Mayoral election, which will be determined by ranked choice voting (sample ballot attached). Ranked choice voting allows voters the opportunity to rank as many of the Mayoral candidates as they would like according to preference. Voters will rank candidates in order of 1st choice, 2nd choice and so on, until either the voter no longer has a preference or all candidates have been ranked.
Notary and Dedimus Justice Services
The City Clerk's office will resume offering Notary Services and Dedimus Justice service starting August 1, 2011. The fee for Notary Service will be $5.00 per document and the fee for Dedimus Justice is 10.00 per document.
Due to changes in federal regulations, the U.S. Department of State Passport Services has stopped allowing facilities, such as the City Clerk’s Office to process passports. The regulation prohibits offices that can print, create or amend birth certificates from processing passports due to a concern of falsifying birth certificates. Unless the two functions are physically separate we cannot be an acceptance agent.
5-1 Change of polling places
Change of polling place at 5-1. UNE is no longer open, anyone who was voting at UNE will now be at Stevens Avenue Armory 772 Stevens Avenue.
Save the City’s Records
If someone wants a copy of a birth certificate, he/she goes to the Municipal Clerk’s office. The same goes for obtaining a marriage license. We do not just have the records of Portland residents; if the event occurred in the City of Portland, we have a copy.
Job Openings in the City Clerk's Office
We have ongoing openings to work at the polls. There are two positions at the polls that we are trying to fill, Deputy Registrar and Election Clerk.
The City Clerk’s office is located in Room 203 of City Hall and is responsible for
conducting all elections, voter registration, maintaining all City records including
Council proceedings and serves as custodian of city ordinances, and
other public documents. The office issues various state and local licenses and
permits which include business licenses,
licenses, domestic partnership registrations, birth,
and Street Artists Rules and Regulation.