Voter Registration & Elections
The State Primary and Special Referendum Election will be held on Tuesday, July 14, 2020. Voters must be enrolled in a political party to participate in the State Primary. All voters may participate in the Special Referendum Election.
In the Primary, residents will be voting for United States Senator, Representative to Congress, State Senate, State Representatives and county offices. Party candidates who are elected on July 14, 2020, will qualify to be on the November ballot. The Special Referendum Election is for two state bond issues recently passed by the Maine Legislature and a Penobscot County bond issue to upgrade the Penobscot Regional Communications Center public safety communications system and local subsystems.
Governor Mills by Executive Order No. 39 FY 19/20 dated April 10, 2020, extended the election date from June 9, 2020 to July 14, 2020.
Voting will take place in the concourse area of the Cross Insurance Center on July 14, 2020. To adhere to the social distance guidelines, only 20 voters at a time will be allowed into the building. All other voters will need to queue outside the building. The City is encouraging residents to vote absentee for the safety of both the voters and election workers and to avoid standing in long lines on Election Day.
Absentee ballots may be obtained from the City Clerk's office beginning June 14, 2020. Voters may request their absentee ballot any time before that date and up to Election Day. The deadline for requesting an absentee ballot electronically or by telephone is Thursday, July 9th. There will be no early absentee voting at the Cross Insurance Center.
Residents are encouraged to update their voter registration information or register to vote with the City Clerk's office prior to Election Day to help reduce lines.
Ranked Choice Voting Information
Where do I vote?
All Bangor voters vote at the Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main Street, Bangor.
How can I get to the polls?
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 by absentee ballot by requesting a ballot be sent by mail or in person at the City Clerk's office. Applications for an absentee ballot are available now at the City Clerk's office. The deadline for requesting an absentee ballot electronically or by telephone is Thursday, July 9, 2020.
Election Day voting is held at the Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main Street.
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. This service is only available during State and Federal Elections.
Can I review the ballots ahead of time?
The State of Maine provides a tool to look up voter information, including samples ballots:
Where can I review the election results?
Click here to view the Election Results
Click here to view results of the March 3, 2020, Presidential Primary and Special Referendum Election.
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