At the July 14, 2020 election, residents will cast their votes in the State Referendum Election and the Municipal Referendum Election, which includes the School Budget Validation Referendum Election and a School Bond. Voters who are registered in either the Democrat or Republican Party will also receive a candidate ballot for their party’s State Primary Election.
Absentee Ballot Requests
This year, due to the current public health crisis, the City Clerk’s Office is encouraging all Biddeford voters to consider requesting absentee ballots for the July 14, 2020 election. This will help to protect our dedicated ward workers who will be at the polls on Election Day as well as other voters.
You may request an absentee ballot by calling the City Clerk’s Office (207-284-9307), requesting a ballot in person in the Clerk’s Office at City Hall (205 Main Street), or by visiting this website to request an absentee ballot electronically.
Absentee ballot requests will be taken up to and on Election Day.
Watch City Clerk Carmen Morris explain more about Biddeford’s absentee voting process in the video below.
Governor’s Executive Order
On April 10, 2020, Governor Janet Mills issued an Executive Order moving Maine’s primary election from Tuesday, June 9, 2020 to Tuesday, July 14, 2020 as a part of the State of Maine’s COVID-19 response. The Order also allows applications for absentee ballots to be made in writing or in person, without specifying a reason, up to and including the day of the election. The delay in the primary election will provide additional time for Maine people to request absentee ballots in order to minimize in-person interaction at the polls and will allow the Secretary of State’s Office additional time to develop guidelines to help municipalities conduct in-person voting in as safe a manner as possible.