NOTICE TO CARIBOU AND CONNOR VOTERS:
DEADLINE FOR REQUESTING ABSENTEE BALLOTS
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2018
Anyone who needs to request an absentee ballot for the November 6, 2018 election must do so no later than Thursday, November 1, 2018 by 7:00 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 election, you must contact the City Clerk’s Office no later than November 1, 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 5:00 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 November 1, 2018, in the Municipal Building at 25 High Street, Caribou, Maine, for the purpose of registering voters and updating the voter lists of Caribou and Connor.
City Clerk’s Office 493-3324 ext. 221
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.