Voter Registration & Elections
Find out about how to register to vote, enroll in a political party, where to vote, and information about running for a seat on the City Council or School Committee.
City Council & School Committee - Candidate Information
Nomination petitions for City Council and School Committee for the November 6, 2018 election may be taken out beginning August 8, 2018 (90 days before Election Day). Please visit the City Clerk's office on the first floor of City Hall at 73 Harlow Street to pick up nomination petitions. They must be returned no sooner than August 20, 2018 (80 days before Election Day) and no later than September 7, 2018 (60 days before Election Day).
For more detailed information, please see our Candidate Information page.
Ranked Choice Voting Information
Where do I vote?
All Bangor voters vote at the Cross Insurance Center. Did you know... you can ride on the Community Connector bus for free to the Cross Insurance Center to vote on Election Day? The Hampden bus can get you there and back. The Hampden bus departs Pickering Square at :15 past the hour and will arrive at the Cross Insurance Center at :23 past the hour. To return to downtown Bangor, riders can ride the bus from Hollywood Casino (across the street from the Cross Insurance Center). The bus is in the Hollywood Casino vicinity around :55 past the hour heading towards downtown Bangor. Just make sure to inform the bus driver that you will be going to vote and returning from voting and your ride will be free.
When can I vote?
Besides Election Day, Bangor voters can vote early, in-person, prior to an election.
Election Day is Tuesday, November 6, 2018. Voting hours on Election Day are 7 AM - 8 PM.
Absentee voting is taking place at the City Clerk's office at City Hall, until Thursday November 1st at 4:30 PM. Early Voting is taking place at the Cross Insurance Center October 29th through November 1st from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Where can I register to vote?
Voter Registration is available for new voters or for existing Bangor voters to change their address or name as follows:
- At the Cross Insurance Center on Election Day
- At the City Clerk's office in City Hall during regular business hours
I need an absentee ballot, how do I request one?
To request an absentee ballot:
- call the City Clerk's office at 992-4222
- write the City Clerk, 73 Harlow St., Bangor
- visit the City Clerk's office during regular business hours
- electronically, click here
To expedite your application, consider using the online absentee ballot application administered by the Secretary of State.
Can I review the ballots ahead of time?
The State of Maine provides a tool to look up voter information, including samples ballots:
Click here to view the sample municipal ballot for the June 12 election
Where can I review the election results?
Click here to view the Election Results
73 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME 04401
First floor, City Hall
Monday – Friday; 8AM – 4:30 PM