The State General & Municipal Election will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020. The election will take place at Bath Middle School (6 Old Brunswick Road, Bath) between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. To adhere to public health and social distancing guidelines, a limited number of voters at a time will be permitted into the polling location. Other voters may need to wait outside until authorized to enter to maintain the allowable number of persons present in the building. Please direct questions to the City Clerk’s office at (207) 443-8332.
The Registrar of Voters for the City of Bath is located in the City Clerk’s Office on the first floor of City Hall, 55 Front Street. The Registrar is open from 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Registrar will process change of address, new voter registration, change of name and change in political parties. Residents are encouraged to update their voter registration information, party enrollment or register to vote prior to Election Day to help reduce lines.
To minimize interaction with others during this public health pandemic (COVID-19), some voters may prefer voting by absentee ballot. Casting an absentee ballot is convenient and secure and helps protect the safety of both voters and election workers. Absentee ballots will be available beginning October 5, 2020.
Bath voters wishing to obtain an absentee ballot and vote from home can order their ballots now by one of three options:
The statewide deadline to request an absentee ballot is by 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, October 29, 2020. Please request and return your ballot early enough to allow for postal mail delivery time.
All completed absentee ballots must be received by 8 p.m. on November 3. You can return your ballot a few ways:
BY MAIL - Please request and return your ballot early enough to allow for postal mail delivery time. Please factor in time to both have the ballot mailed to you and have it mailed back (at least 5-7 days each way).
OUTSIDE DROP BOX – Look for the red, white and blue absentee ballot drop box in front of City Hall, 55 Front Street. This is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. It is secure and locked.
IN PERSON – The City Clerk’s Office is on the first floor of City Hall and is open Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. If an absentee 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.
The State of Maine's Absentee Ballot Request Status service https://apps.web.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/AbsenteeBallot/index.pl is now live, located at the top of Maine.gov's online absentee ballot request page. Any voter who has requested an absentee ballot can now track the status of their request, and of the ballot itself, through the Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020 General Election.
The City’s Early Voting Polling Place will be set up in the Basement Conference room at City Hall.
Monday, October 5 through Friday, October 30, 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 4 p.m. (weekdays).
Saturday, October 24, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tuesday, October 27, 4:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.
CDC safety precautions will be in place – workers will be wearing masks and be behind plexiglass barriers, social distance spacing will be implemented, voters will not share pens and voting booths will be sanitized. Voters are strongly encouraged to wear masks while voting.
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State Ballot Information
The candidate ballot will contain races for United States President, United States Senator, U.S. Representative to Congress, State Senate, State Representatives and county offices. For more information about the candidates, please click here
Ranked Choice Voting Information
The races for US President, US Senate and US Representative to Congress will be conducted by Ranked Choice Voting. The other races will be by traditional vote. For more information about Ranked Choice Voting please click here
Questions regarding this election or voter registration can be directed to the City of Bath Clerk’s Office at (207) 443-8332 or email@example.com