Absentee Ballots for November Election to Now Available at City Hall

10/3/2012 -

Absentee Ballots for November Election to Now Available at City Hall
Voters can vote at their convenience by voting absentee at home or in person at the City Clerk’s office

What: All Portland voters can vote by absentee ballot for the November 6th election. Registered voters can request an absentee ballot by phone, fax, email (avialable online), or in person at the City Clerk’s Office. Voters voting by absentee ballot will receive a state ballot and one city ballot, and should review the instructions included with the absentee ballot before voting. All ballots in this election are double-sided.

Voters have the option of voting absentee in person at the City Clerk’s office during regular office hours, Monday through Friday 9:00 AM to 4:30 PM until Thursday, November 1, 2012. The City Clerk’s office will extend their hours until 8:00 PM November 1st to accommodate the change in state absentee voting laws.

College students interested in voting this election should consider applying for an absentee ballot. Parents visiting a college student may request a ballot in writing and bring it to their child at school. The ballot can be sent back with the parents after voting or returned by mail. When mailing an absentee ballot, make sure to post the ballot with enough time to ensure that it is received by the City Clerk by 8:00 PM on Election Day, Tuesday November 6, 2012.

To receive an absentee ballot, you must be a registered voter. To register to vote in Portland, you must bring identification and proof of Portland residency to the City Clerk’s office. A driver’s license or state identification card with the current address meets both criteria, otherwise, a checkbook, car registration, or a piece of personal mail addressed to the applicant at the current address will suffice. On Election Day, Portland residents can register to vote at their polling place.

For up-to-date information about voting this November, visit portlandvoters.com or call the city’s voter hotline at 874-8677.

When: City Clerk’s Office Hours, Room 203
9:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Where: City Hall, Portland