June 5, 2012
Contact: Megan Sanborn
(207) 441-0501

Secretary of State Charles E. Summers, Jr. Reminds Voters of the Deadline to request an Absentee Ballot

Absentee Ballots must be requested by the close of business June 7, 2012 for the June 12, 2012 Primary Election

AUGUSTA, Maine –Secretary of State Charlie Summers reminds voters that the deadline to request an absentee ballot for the June 12 primary election, pursuant to Chapter 399 of the Public Laws of 2011, is Thursday, June 7, 2012. Except in special circumstances allowed by law, voters must request their absentee ballots by the close of business on the Thursday prior to an election. This includes requests to vote the ballot in the presence of the Municipal Clerk.  After this deadline, a voter may request an absentee ballot only if the voter completes a Special Circumstances Application and indicates one of three allowable reasons to request an absentee ballot after this deadline.

The deadline for returning voted absentee ballots has not changed, ballots can be returned until 8 p.m. on Election Day, June 12, 2012. 

The Online Absentee Ballot Request Service is available at: ?