Elections

Maine Presidential Primary Election 2020

The Maine Presidential Primary (Democratic and Republican) and Special State Referendum will be held on March 3, 2020. Absentee ballots are available online (Click Here) or you may request one at the Bath City Clerk's Office (55 Front Street) any time before February 27. 

Polling will take place at Bath Middle School (6 Old Brunswick Rd, Bath) on March 3, 2020 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

A few important reminders about a Primary Election:

  • Anyone currently enrolled in a party (D, R, or G) and wishing to change parties must do so at least 15 days before Election Day in order to participate in that party's Primary election.
  • New voters, and anyone currently Unenrolled (not enrolled in any political party, sometimes referred to as "independent" may enroll up to and one Election Day at the polling place and vote.
  • Only voters enrolled in a party will receive that party's primary candidate ballot. All voters, regardless of party enrollment, will receive the referendum ballot.
  • Voters may call 207-443-8332 or stop by the City Clerk's Office (55 Front St, Bath) to confirm their enrollment status in a political party. 

Caucus Schedules

Republican Caucus:
Saturday, February 22
Williams Cone School - 19 Perkins Street, Topsham

Democratic Caucus:
Sunday, March 8
Bath Middle School - 6 Old Brunswick Road, Bath
3:00pm


The City of Bath Municipal Election

The City of Bath 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.

Absentee Voting

The state law permits absentee ballots to be cast at any election by any voter who properly requests one.

A voter may vote by absentee ballot at City Hall during regular office hours Monday through Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm through the Thursday before each major election.

A voter may also call and request a ballot be sent by mail. Ballots are mailed on a daily basis. An immediate family member (on behalf of the voter) may, in writing, request a ballot be sent by mail or delivered to the voter by that family member.

If the ballot is returned by another immediate family member, the other immediate family member must also sign the application or written request indicating they returned the ballot. The family member must state his/her relationship to the voter.

Electronic Absentee Ballot Request

Voting Information and Maps

Federal and State Voter Information Lookup

Ward Maps

State of Maine Election Laws

Division of Elections & Administrative Procedure Act

Hours of Voter Registration:

The Registrar of Voters, for the City of Bath, is open from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Registrar will process change of addresses, change of name and changes in political parties. The office of Registrar of Voters is located in the City Clerk’s Office on the first floor of City Hall, 55 Front Street. 

Absentee Ballots:

A reminder to the voters of the City of Bath - if you are unable to go to the polls on Election Day, please remember to request an absentee ballot through the City Clerk’s Office.  Voters will receive the State Referendum/Municipal Ward Candidates, Charter Amendment/RSU #1, School Board of Directors’ ballots for the Election to be held Tuesday, November 5, 2019.  Absentee ballots will be available from Monday, October 7, 2019 through Thursday, October 31, 2019 until 4:30 p.m.  After that date, absentee ballots are only available under special circumstances.  The City Clerk’s Office is open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. and on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. 

Absentee Voting and New Voter Registration:
Wednesday, October 23, 2019, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

The City Clerk’s Office will be offering evening hours for residents of Bath to conduct absentee voting and allow new residents of Bath to register to vote.  The office will be open from 5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 23, 2019.  The City Clerk’s Office is located on the first floor of City Hall at 55 Front Street. 

Please direct any questions to the City Clerk's office at (207) 443-8332, Ext. 1200.

55 Front Street
Bath,
ME
04530
Fax: 207-443-8333

Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
City Clerk
Mary Claire Howe
Deputy Clerk
Darci Wheeler