Absentee Ballot Information

Due to recommended COVID -19 safety measures, voters should consider casting an Absentee Ballot for the 11/03/20 General Election.

REQUEST EARLY (ballots available Oct. 5) RETURN EARLY VOTE EARLY (mail by Oct.26)



  • Absentee ballots may be requested without reason until Thursday, October 29th.** 
  • Absentee ballots may be voted in person without reason until Friday, October 30th at 5:00PM.  (please check back for updates regarding in-person voting hours) 
  • Voted Absentee Ballots must be returned to the Town Office by 8:00PM on Election Day to be counted. 
  • Voters may use the SECURE external drop box located at the Town Office to deposit their ballots at any time, day or night. The box is emptied daily and monitored - so voters may be guaranteed their envelope is received by the Town Clerk.

Absentee ballots may be requested by the following methods:

  1. To request an absentee ballot using the State's online service, please click here (Please note: the deadline to request ballots using this service is 5:00 pm on Thursday, October 29, 2020)
  2. Call the Orono Town Office at 866-2556 to have an absentee ballot application mailed to you 
  3. Visit the Town Clerk’s office in-person during a scheduled appointment. Click here to book your appointment

** Except for incapacitation/illness /or unexpected absence sworn under oath and signed affidavit. 

Please do not delay – get your absentee ballots today! Please allow 7-10 days for processing if using the mail. Absentee ballots will be released 30 days (October 5) in advance of the Election Day.   Absentee ballots must be received at the Clerk’s Office NO LATER THAN 8:00 PM ON ELECTION NIGHT (November 3rd) to be processed.

Already requested your ballot? Check its status here!

Absentee Voting Guide from the Maine Secretary of State’s Website

2020 Election Voter Registration and Absentee Ballot Requests Information