2020 Elections

How to vote absentee in the Nov. 3 election

Lincoln, Knox and Waldo Counties
Tue, 08/25/2020 - 8:30am

    As Maine has several methods of voting and with concerns abounding on a national scale, the Boothbay Register has received many questions on when and how citizens can vote absentee for the Nov. 3 election.

    Options this year include voting in person, voting early in person, completing an online or mail-in paper application to receive an absentee ballot by mail (to be returned in person or by mail), and requesting an absentee ballot to be completed by a third party before your town clerk, a local notary, or other witnesses.

    Maine has made it fairly simple to request absentee ballots — often referred to as “mail-in” ballots — online or to print off a ballot application to return to your town clerk. No application is necessary for registered voters if voting early and in person; the process involves requesting and filling out a ballot at town hall before the clerk on or before the Thursday prior to Election Day.

    Towns may begin fielding absentee ballot applications three months before Election Day and ballots will be available no later than 30 days before the Nov. 3 election. All ballots are due to the town clerk by 8 p.m. Nov. 3 when polls close.

    All towns and cities throughout Lincoln, Waldo and Knox counties accommodate their citizens with an over-the-phone application. Applications can also be picked up at your town or city hall if walk-ins or scheduled appointments are allowed. Alna, Edgecomb and Southport are fielding day-to-day business by telephone only.

    All town offices observe health and safety guidelines for COVID-19, but current protocol varies from town to town. Towns with smaller offices may only allow one or two members of the public in at a time whereas towns with larger offices are allowing up to six. 

    If you are uncertain how to proceed, call your town clerk with any questions. Below find town clerks, office locations, contact information, office hours and business protocol.

    Lincoln County

    Alna,
    Elizabeth Brown
    1574 Alna Road
    Alna, ME 04535
    Phone: (207) 586-5313
    Telephone only.
    Tuesday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Wednesday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Thursday, 2 to 6 p.m.
    Boothbay,
    Andrea Lowery
    7 Corey Lane
    PO Box 106
    Boothbay, ME 04537
    Phone: (207) 633-2051
    Walk-in.
    Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 
    Boothbay Harbor, Michelle Farnham
    11 Howard St.
    Boothbay Harbor, ME 04538
    Phone: (207) 633-3671
     
    In-person appointment scheduled by phone.
    Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Bremen,
    Melanie Pendleton
    208 Waldoboro Road
    PO Box 171
    Bremen, ME 04551
    Phone: (207) 529-5945
    In-person appointment scheduled by phone
    Tuesday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 12 p.m.; 1st and 3rd Thursdays from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and 2nd and 4th Thursdays, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Bristol,
    Rachel Bizarro
    1268 Bristol Road
    PO Box 339
    Bristol, ME 04539
    Phone: (207) 563-5270
    Walk-in.
    Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Damariscotta.
    Rebecca Bartolotta
    21 School St.
    Damariscotta, ME 04543
    Phone: (207) 563-5168
    Walk-in.
    Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday 1 to 5 p.m.
    Dresden,
    Michael Shaun Henderson
    534 Gardiner Road
    PO Box 30
    Dresden, ME 04342
    Phone: (207) 737-4335
    Walk-in.
    Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; first Saturday of every month 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Edgecomb,
    Claudia Coffin
    PO Box 139
    Edgecomb, ME 04556
    Phone: (207) 882-7018
    Telephone only.
    Monday 7 to 9 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday 1 to 5 p.m.
    Jefferson,
    Jaimie L. Renaud
    PO Box 77
    Jefferson, ME 04348
    Phone: (207) 549-7401
    Walk-in
    Monday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Monhegan,
    Lisa S. Brackett
    PO Box 322
    Monhegan, ME 04852
    Phone: (207) 594-8833
    Call for office hours
    Newcastle,
    Michelle Cameron
    PO Box 386
    Newcastle, ME 04553
    Phone: (207) 563-3441
    In-person appointment scheduled by phone.
    Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Somerville,
    Erica L. Tompkins
    72 Sand Hill Rd
    Somerville, ME 04348
    Phone: (207) 549-3828
    Curbside appointment scheduled by phone
    Monday and Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., closed from 1 to 1:30 p.m.
    South Bristol,
    Brenda Bartlett
    470 Clarks Cove Rd - Walpole
    South Bristol, ME 04573
    Phone: (207) 563-3977
    Monday and Wednesday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., closed 12 to 12:30 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. 1 p.m.
    Southport,
    Donna Climo
    PO Box 149
    Southport, ME 04576
    Phone: (207) 633-6311
     
    Telephone only.
    Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Monday evenings, 6 to 8 p.m.
    Waldoboro,
    Julie Keizer
    1600 Atlantic Ave.
    Waldoboro, ME 04572
    Phone: (207) 832-5369
    In-person appointment scheduled by phone
    Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Westport Island,
    Julie Casson
    6 Fowles Point Road
    Westport Island, ME 04578
    Phone: (207) 882-8477
    Walk-in.
    Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Whitefield,
    Tina Laskey
    36 Townhouse Rd
    Whitefield, ME 04353
    Phone: (207) 549-5175
    Walk-in
    Monday and Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday, 7 a.m. to 12 p.m., 3 to 7 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Wiscasset,
    Linda Ellen Perry
    51 Bath Road
    Wiscasset, ME 04578
    Phone: (207) 882-8200
    General assistance hours are by appointment only on Tuesday and Thursday, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 3 p.m.
    Regular hours are Monday through Thursday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Woolwich,
    Kim Dalton
    13 Nequasset Road
    Woolwich, ME 04579
    Phone: (207) 442-8723
    Walk-in.
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Wednesday 12 to 6 p.m.

     

    Knox County

    Appleton, 
    Pamela Smith
    2915 Sennebec Road
    Appleton, ME 04862
    Phone: (207) 785-4722
    Monday, Thursday and Friday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Tuesday 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5 to 8 p.m.
    Camden,
    Katrina Oakes
    PO Box 1207
    Camden, ME 04843
    Phone: (207) 236-3353
    Walk-in
    Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Cushing,
    Lisa Young
    39 Cross Road
    Cushing, ME 04563
    Phone: (207) 354-2375
    Walk-in
    Monday and Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
    Friendship,
    Kathy Macleod
    6 Harbor Rd
    PO Box 207
    Friendship, ME 04547
    Phone: (207) 832-7644
     
    Hope,
    Alexenia Payor
    441 441 Camden Rd
    Hope, ME 04847
    Phone: (207) 763-4199
    Walk-in or curbside appointment scheduled by phone
    Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Thursday, 12 to 6 p.m.
    North Haven,
    Kathleen Stone Macy
    16 Town Office Square
    North Haven, ME 04853
    Phone: (207) 867-4433
    Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Clerk's Hours 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Owls Head,
    Susan Ann Wilson
    224 Ash Point Dr
    Owls Head, ME 04854
    Phone: (207) 594-7434
    Walk-in
    Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Rockland,
    Stuart H. Sylvester
    270 Pleasant
    Rockland, ME 04841
    Phone: (207) 594-0304
    Walk-in
    Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Rockport,
    Linda M. Greenlaw
    101 Main St.
    Rockport, ME 04856
    Phone: (207) 236-9648
    Walk-in
    Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Saint George,
    Timothy C. Polky
    PO Box 131
    Tenants Harbor, ME 04860
    Phone: (207) 372-6363
    Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    South Thomaston,
    Chelsea Summers
    PO Box 147
    South Thomaston, ME 04858
    Phone: (207) 596-6584
    Walk-in
    Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Thomaston,
    Melissa Stevens
    13 Valley St.
    Thomaston, ME 04861
    Phone: (207) 354-6107
    Walk-in
    Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Union,
    Stacey Parra
    PO Box 186
    Union, ME 04862
    Phone: (207) 785-3658
    Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1 to 3 p.m.; phone transactions Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1 to 4 p.m.
    Vinalhaven,
    Darlene Candage
    19 Washington School Road
    PO Box 815
    Vinalhaven, ME 04863
    Phone: (207) 863-4343
    Walk-in
    Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Warren,
    Corinne Michaud
    167 Western Road
    Warren, ME 04864
    Phone: (207) 273-2421
    Walk-in
    Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Washington,
    Mary Anderson
    PO Box 408
    Washington, ME 04574
    Phone: (207) 845-2897
    Walk-in
    Monday, Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Monday evenings, 4 to 7 p.m.; Wednesday, 2 to 6:45 p.m.

     

    Waldo County

    Belfast,
    Amy Flood
    131 Church St.
    Belfast, ME 04915
    Phone: (207) 338-3370
    Walk-in and appointments by phone and email
    Clerk hours, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    Belmont,
    Anita Wellman
    245 Fenwick Road
    Belmont, ME 04952
    Phone: (207) 342-5722
    Walk-in
    Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday evening 6 to 8 p.m.
    Brooks,
    Jane McLaughlin
    15 Purple Heart Hwy
    PO Box 5
    Brooks, ME 04921
    Phone: (207) 722-3254
    Monday, 4 to 7 p.m.; Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; first and third Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Burnham,
    Joyce Ryan
    247 S. Horseback Road
    Burnham, ME 04922
    Phone: (207) 948-2369
    Walk-in
    Monday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Monday evening 7 to 9 p.m.; Friday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Frankfort,
    Heather McLaughlin
    48a Main Road South
    PO Box 218
    Frankfort, ME 04438
    Phone: (207) 223-5546
    Monday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., 6 to 9 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    Freedom,
    Cynthia Abbott
    71 Pleasant St.
    Freedom, ME 04941
    Phone: (207) 382-6177
    Monday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; first Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Islesboro,
    Janet Anderson
    150 Main Road
    Islesboro, ME 04848
    Phone: (207) 734-2253
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Wednesday 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Jackson,
    Brenda Dennison
     
    Moosehead Trail
    PO Box 393
    Brooks, ME 04921
    Phone: (207) 722-3439
    Walk-in
    Monday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Tuesday, 3 to 7 p.m.; Thursday, 12 to 5 p.m.; third Saturday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Knox,
    Loni-Ann Spaulding
    10 Abbott Rd
    Knox, ME 04986
    Phone: (207) 568-3907
    Walk-in
    Tuesday, 12 to 6 p.m.; Wednesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; last Saturday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Lincolnville,
    David B. Kinney
    493 Hope Rd
    Lincolnville, ME 04849
    Phone: (207) 763-3555
    Monday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Monroe,
    Janet L. Aitken
    8 Swanlake Ave. Monroe, ME 04951Phone: (207) 525-3515
    Walk-in
    Monday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Wednesday 8 a.m. to 2 p.m., 4 to 7 p.m.
    Montville,
    Jodie Martin
    414 Center Road
    Montville, ME 04941Phone: (207) 342-5544
    Walk-in
    lClerk Hours, Monday, 12 to 7 p.m.; ​Wednesday 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Starting September 1, first and third Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Morrill,
    Melinda A. Rowlands
    PO Box 59
    Morrill, ME 04952
    Phone: (207) 342-3300
    Walk-in
    Monday and Wednesday, 4 to 8 p.m.; Tuesday, 12 to 8 p.m.; Thursday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.; first and last Saturdays, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Northport,
    Amy Eldridge
    16 Beech Hill Road
    Northport, ME 04849
    Phone: (207) 338-3819
    Walk-in
    Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday, 8 a.m.. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
    Palermo,
    Mary Andrews
    45 N Palermo Rd Palermo, ME 04354Phone: (207) 993-2296
    Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    Prospect,
    Jill Riley
    958 Bangor RdProspect, ME 04981Phone: (207) 567-3661
    Walk-in
    Tuesday, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.; Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Searsmont,
    Kathy Hoey
    PO Box 56Searsmont, ME 04973Phone: (207) 342-5411
    Walk-in
    Monday and Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1 to 6 p.m.; Tuesday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., 1 to 7 p.m.; Thursday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
    Searsport,
    Deborah Plourde
    1 Union St. PO Box 499 Searsport, ME 04974
    Phone: (207) 548-6372
    Walk-in
    Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Stockton Springs,
    Christina Hassapelis
    217 Main Street
    Stockton Springs, ME 04981
    Phone: (207) 567-3404
    Walk-in
    Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Swanville,

    Helen Marie Christianson

    6 Town House Road

    Swanville, ME 04915

    Phone: (207) 338-5834

    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 8 to 11:30 a.m.; Wednesday, 1 to 7 p.m.; first and last Saturday 8 to 11:30 a.m.
    Thorndike,
    Lauren C. Leary
    PO Box 10
    Thorndike, ME 04986
    Phone: (207) 568-3655
    Walk-in
    Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 1 to 6 p.m.
    Troy,
    Aimee L. Nelson
    129 Rogers Rd
    Troy, ME 04987
    Phone: (207) 948-2283
    Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Wednesday, 1 to 7 p.m.
    Unity,
    Kari Hunt
    PO Box 416
    Unity, ME 04988
    Phone: (207) 948-3763
    Walk-in
    Monday and Wednesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Tuesday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
    Waldo,
    Sandra Y. Smith
    54 Gurney Hill Road
    Waldo, ME 04915
    Phone: (207) 342-5400
    In-person appointment scheduled by phone
    Tuesday, 3 to 6 p.m.; Wednesday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Thursday, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., 2 to 6 p.m.; last Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Winterport,
    Maureen Black
    PO Box 559
    Winterport, ME 04496
    Phone: (207) 223-5055
    Walk-in
    Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.