Maine Primary and Special Election 2020

The State Primary and Special Referendum Election is Tuesday, July 14. 

At this time, both in-person (by appointment only) and absentee voting are available for the July 14 election. 

For the City of Bath, in-person voting will take place on July 14 at Bath Middle School, 6 Old Brunswick Road. This location will be open from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. 

Voters may cast an absentee ballot instead of voting in person. 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. 

Sample Ballot

Absentee ballots may be requested in writing, by phone, online, or in person up to and including the day of the election, without specifying a reason. However, if you are asking to receive your ballot by mail, please request it early enough to allow for postal mail delivery time – both to receive it and return it (2-5 days each way).

  • You can request an absentee ballot by calling your Municipal Clerk’s office at (207) 443-8332
  • You can request an absentee ballot online or by mail from the Secretary of State's website: https://www1.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/AbsenteeBallot/online-form.pl
  • Absentee ballot requests are being accepted right now. Printed ballots will be available by mid-June, and we will issue your ballot as soon as possible after that date.  
  • Ballots must be returned to the municipal clerk no later than 8:00 pm on Election Day.

For additional information go to: https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/voter-info/absenteeguide.html

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.

City Council Nomination Papers for the November 3, 2020 Election Available June 30

Nomination papers for the following positions will be available on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 through Tuesday, August 18, 2020 at the City Clerk’s Office, 55 Front Street, Bath:

  • City Councilor Ward One - Term to expire December 2023
  • City Councilor Ward Six - Term to expire December 2023
  • City Councilor At Large - Term to expire December 2022
  • City Councilor At Large - Term to expire December 2023

Please call 207-443-8332 to schedule an appointment to pick up.

These nomination papers can be filed with the City Clerk NO EARLIER than 8:30 AM on Tuesday, July 21, 2020 and NO LATER than 4:30 PM on Tuesday, August 18, 2020.

The City of Bath Municipal Election is November 3, 2020. Please direct questions to the City Clerk’s office at 207-443-8332.

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 daily. 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. The Registrar will process change of addresses, change of name and changes in political parties. 

Extended Hours for Voter Registration and Absentee Voting Only: You will be able to absentee vote by written or in person up to and on election day at the polls as our office will be closed. Electronic and/or Telephone request end on Thursday, July 9th. 

The office of Registrar of Voters is 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.  The City Clerk’s Office is open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. 

55 Front Street
Fax: 207-443-8333

Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
City Clerk
Darci Wheeler
Deputy Clerk
Maureen Craney