Due to ongoing public concerns over the security of mail-in absentee ballots, the City of Bath will be installing a high security ballot box at City Hall in mid-September.
Once the ballot box is in place, ballots will be collected at the beginning and end of each day that the City Clerk’s Office is open, in adherence with State guidelines. Absentee ballots may be cast by the voter or an immediate family member of the voter in the box until 8:00 p.m. on election day. The box will only be accessed by City Clerk’s Office staff.
Absentee ballots will be available 30 days prior to the election, at which time City Clerk’s Office staff will send the ballots to voters who have requested them. While the secure ballot box offers a new option for submitting absentee ballots, voters are welcome to return their ballot in person to the City Clerk’s Office or to mail in their ballot using the United States Postal Service or any official mail carrier.
More information about absentee voting for the November 3 State, General and Municipal Election is available online at https://www.cityofbath.com/elections. The City Clerk’s Office (55 Front Street) is open Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (closed daily from noon to 1:00 p.m. for cleaning) and may be contacted at (207) 443-8332.