To avoid long lines at the polls on Election Day, and reduce spread of COVID-19 in our communities, Maine voters are encouraged to request an absentee ballot and vote early this year.

Municipal clerks will send out ballots for the November 3 election starting on October 4 to voters who have already requested their absentee ballots. Voters must return their ballot by 8:00pm on November 3 to be counted. 

Absentee ballots can be requested by going to the secretary of State website, League of Women Voters of Maine website, calling your local town or city clerk office, or visiting the office in person.

Registration by mail will continue until October 19. Absentee ballots can also be requested and delivered by a third party to the voter. Third party voter registration will continue until October 19 also. 

Amjambo Africa’s October issue will be out September 29. A voter guide will be available October 20 on the League of Women Voters of Maine website for the public to access. The guide covers most of the races and issues that are going to be on the November ballot.

Prisoners can vote absentee by using the last address they lived at in Maine before they were committed.