Absentee voting (also known as "early voting" or sometimes "vote by mail") is an option for Maine voters who wish to receive a ballot either by mail or at City Hall prior to Election Day. This option is commonly used by voters who are unable to visit the polls on Election Day and those who simply prefer the convenience of voting early or by mail. The City of Westbrook strongly encourages voters to consider voting absentee at the upcoming election, to reduce community spread of COVID-19.
Voters may request an absentee ballot up to 3 months prior to an election. When the ballots arrive from the printer (approximately 30 days prior to an election), the City Clerk’s Office will mail ballots to all who submitted requests. At that point, voters will also have the option of voting an absentee ballot at City Hall.
Ordering a Ballot
There are several ways to order an absentee ballot:
- ONLINE. Request an absentee ballot online by clicking here.
- BY PHONE. Call the Westbrook Election Hotline at 207-591-8116.
- BY MAIL. Complete the Absentee Ballot Request Form and mail it to City Clerk's Office, 2 York Street, Westbrook, ME 04092.
- IN PERSON. Visit the City Clerk’s Office during regular business hours (9am - 3pm, Monday - Friday)
Your absentee ballot must be returned to the City Clerk’s Office by 8pm on Election Day (coinciding with the close of the polls). If returning a ballot by mail, please ensure that you mail the ballot early enough to allow time for the Post Office to return it to the Clerk's Office. Consult the instructions included with your ballot mailing for information on how much postage is required.