Want to vote in the Tuesday primaries, but not on Tuesday?
The City Clerk’s office in Portland is staying open until 8 p.m. tonight for your last chance to vote absentee — or in advance of the polls opening.
Here are the details as provided by City Hall:
Portland voters can vote by absentee ballot for the June 12th election. Registered voters can request an absentee ballot by phone, fax, email (http://www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/AbsenteeBallot/index.pl), or in person at the City Clerk’s Office. Voters voting by absentee ballot will receive a state ballot and should review the instructions included with the absentee ballot before voting. All ballots in this election are one-sided. When mailing an absentee ballot, make sure to post the ballot with enough time to ensure that it is received by the City Clerk by 8 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday June 12, 2012.
To receive an absentee ballot, you must be a registered voter. To register to vote in Portland, you must bring identification and proof of Portland residency to the City Clerk’s office. A driver’s license or state identification card with the current address meets both criteria, otherwise, a checkbook, car registration, or a piece of personal mail addressed to the applicant at the current address will suffice.
On Election Day, Portland residents can register to vote at their polling place. All polling places will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Election Day. To find your polling place, visit http://www.portlandmaine.gov/voter/pollplace.asp.