Voting FAQs


Voter FAQs

How do I register to vote?

The State of Maine allows residents to register to vote anytime, including the day of the election. Residents of Bath may register to vote at the City Clerk's Office, First Floor, at City Hall. Proof of residency and proof of identity is required for new voters to the State, such as a driver's license indicating a physical street address in Bath (not a post office box mailing address).

How do I enroll in a political party?

Currently, there are three official political parties within the State of Maine - Democrat, Green-Independent and Republican. Registered voters may enroll in one of these three political parties. Voters who wish to register to vote do not have to select a political party. Voters can be registered to vote, but do not have to be enrolled in a political party.

Where do I vote?

There is only one polling location for the City of Bath. It is located at the Bath Middle School, 6 Old Brunswick Road. The polls are open at 8:00AM and close at 8:00PM. 

When are elections scheduled?

The municipal election is held on the Tuesday, following the first Monday, in the month of November.

The State of Maine general and referendum elections are held annually on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November. The primary election is held on the 2nd Tuesday of June of each general election year.

If I am out of Town on election day how do I vote?

If you are unable to vote at the polls on Election Day, you may obtain an absentee ballot. Absentee ballots are available at the City Clerk's Office 30 days prior to the election. The absentee ballot may be voted at City Hall or mailed to the voter.

You can also request a ballot through the Maine Secretary of State's website