NOTICE TO CARIBOU VOTERS:
DEADLINE FOR REQUESTING ABSENTEE BALLOTS
RSU 39 REFERENDUM ELECTION
FRIDAY, AUGUST 31, 2018
Anyone who needs to request an absentee ballot for the September 6, 2018 RSU39 Referendum election must do so no later than Friday, August 31, 2018 by 4:30 p.m. Absentee ballots can only be issued after this date due to extenuating circumstances (such as in-patients at a hospital). If you would like to cast your vote by absentee ballot for this RSU Referendum election, you must contact the City Clerk’s Office no later than August 31, 2018. Ballots can be mailed to you, picked up by an immediate family member or voted in person.
In addition to the regular office hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday to Friday, the office of the Registrar of Voters will be open from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday August 30, 2018, in the Municipal Building at 25 High Street, Caribou, Maine, for the purpose of registering voters and updating the voter list of Caribou.
City Clerk’s Office 493-3324 ext. 221
Nomination papers are available for the November 6, 2018 Municipal Election beginning July 27, 2018 at the City Clerk’s Office in the municipal building. The deadline to return nomination papers is 5:00 p.m. on September 7, 2018. The following seats are available:
Two 3-year term seats will be available on the City Council.
One 3-year term seats will be available on the Eastern Aroostook RSU #39 Board.
One 3-year term seat will be available on the Jefferson Cary Memorial Hospital Fund.
Anyone striving to hold an elective city position must be a registered voter in Caribou and must have nomination papers signed by at least twenty-five other registered Caribou voters.
Jayne R. Farrin, City Clerk
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General Information The state law permits absentee ballots to be cast at any election by any voter who properly requests a ballot. If a voter is interested in voting in a particular election, but is unable to go to the polling place on election day, then the voter should obtain an absentee ballot. Absentee ballots become available at the City Clerk’s Office 30 days prior to the election.
Ways to Vote By Absentee Ballot • Caribou and Connor TWP voters may request an absentee ballot at any time between 5 and 30 days before any election. The statewide deadline for requesting an absentee ballot is at the close of business on the Thursday before an election day. Voters needing to obtain an absentee ballot after this deadline may do so if there are extenuating circumstances, such as medical emergencies.
A voter may vote by absentee ballot in person at City Office, 25 High Street. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00 pm. Before each major election, the City Clerk’s Department usually offers special evening hours on the Thursday before election day to allow an opportunity for residents to register to vote or to cast an absentee ballot. Please call the Office at (207) 493-3324 ext. 221 or 204 first to verify the date and time of the extended hours.
A voter may also call and request a ballot be sent by mail, prior to the deadline. Ballots are mailed on a daily basis. On behalf of the voter, an immediate family member may request in writing that a ballot be sent by mail or delivered to the voter by that family member.
Applications for an absentee ballot may be downloaded from this webpage as an election draws near. Note: If the ballot is returned by another immediate family member, the other immediate family member must also sign the application or written request indicating they returned the ballot. The family member must state their relationship to the voter.