The City of Belfast District Information
Congressional District: Number 2
State Senate District: Number 11
State House District: Number 97
State Party Chair Information (PDF)
2020 Belfast Voter Information
Please view this short video about upcoming voter information, provided by Amy Flood, City Clerk and Ned Lightner from Belfast Community Media.
Ranked Choice Voting Information
The Secretary of State is providing information to voters and Municipalities with helpful tips and examples of RCV (Ranked Choice Voting).
Absentee request period starts 90 days prior to any election. We normally receive the ballots for an election 30 days prior. When we receive the ballots, we send them out to any and all voters who have submitted an application for that election. You must submit a request for each election to receive an absentee ballot. Within the 30 days prior to each Election, voters may come in to the Clerk's Office and Vote in Person as well, no application needed.
1. Electronic Requests
You can apply for an absentee ballot through the State of Maine portal. Follow the prompts and fill in your info, and the City Clerk will receive an email stating that there are pending requests the following day. We then check the portal for our voters and process each request that comes through. Using this method, you will receive confirmation that we have either received or denied your request. This portal is also available for Over Seas voters.
2. Voting at City Hall (Absentee Voting Only!)
A voter may cast their absentee ballot at City Hall during normal working hours, Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. starting 30 days prior to the election. Friday and Monday before election day-Special Circumstances absentee balloting applies.
City Hall Clerk’s Office
131 Church Street, Lobby Floor
Belfast, ME 04915
3. Telephone Request
A voter may request a ballot by telephone. The city clerk will verify the voter’s identity by confirming the voter’s residence and date of birth. The city clerk will mail the ballot to the voter. To make a telephone request, please contact the city clerk at 207-338-3370 ext. 114.
4. Written Requests
You can also print the application below, complete, and send into the Clerk’s Office. When we receive it, we will process it and send you a ballot when we receive them. Again, we do not receive ballots until 30 days prior to the election.
Special Circumstance Absentee Ballot Application
Political sign law
The City of Belfast follows the Maine State Law in regards to political signs. Please see below for the link to the State of Maine Candidates Guide, which contains guidelines on page 29 pertaining to political sign placement.