Special Circumstance Absentee Ballot Application (Will be available closer to the Election Date)
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. The Thursday prior to the Election, our office is open until 7:00pm to allow for anyone to come in for No Reason Absentee voting because 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 Clerk's need to speak to the voter requesting and no voicemail requests will be completed. 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 above, 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.
Belfast residents can vote at the following locations from 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM:
Wards One and Two:
The Belfast Boathouse (New as of November 3, 2020) 34 Commercial Belfast, ME 04915
Wards Three and Four
The Tarratine Tribe (New as of November 2, 2021) 153 Main Street Belfast, ME 04915
United Methodist Church 23 Mill Lane Belfast, ME 04915