City Clerk's Office | 389 Congress Street | Room 203 | Portland, Maine 04101 | (207) 874-8610

election news

City Clerk’s Office Announces Voter Guidelines for Upcoming Municipal   (4/9/2014)
The City Clerk’s office today announced to Portland voters the guidelines for the upcoming municipal elections, which includes new city districts and polling locations for some residents. More

Voter Links  (12/11/2007)
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elections & voter registration

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Absentee Ballot Application
Campaign Finance Information
Election Ballot Sample
General Election Nov. 4, 2014
How to Get An Absentee Ballot
How to Register to Vote
Nomination Papers
Polling Places
Portland Charter Commission
Rank Choice Voting Information
What's Your Voting District


Office Hours are: 
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 pm., Monday through Friday.
Telephone 874-8677
Fax 874-8612

Frequently Asked Voting Questions

How to Register In order to register to vote, you must bring identification and something that shows a current address. A drivers 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 register by mail, you must send proof of identity such as a photocopy of your drivers license or other photo ID or a utility bill with your name and address on it

You can call the City Clerk's office anytime within ninety (90) days of an election to request an absentee ballot or print the application from this web site.  Completed absentee ballot applications can be mailed to our office or faxed to 874-8612.   When the ballots arrive, we will mail your ballot(s) to you at your home or the address you request. 

Absentee Ballot

May 2014 Application Absentee Ballot

June 2014 Application Absentee Ballot

Sample Ballots

Sample Ballot

We need everyone's help in maintaining the voting list. If your information is incorrect or missing or you see a name on the list of someone who you know is no longer a Portland resident, please contact us as soon as possible.

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