Presque Isle sets election protocols

4 years ago

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — General elections will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 3.  Presque Isle residents who wish to do so may vote in person at the Sargent Family Community Center on Chapman Street from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. that day.  

The city will follow state safety guidelines such as six-foot social distancing, requiring face coverings, and use of hand sanitizer.  

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap is encouraging Mainers to vote by absentee ballot this year as part of the ongoing efforts to reduce exposure to the COVID-19 virus to both voters and election workers.  

The election will include voting for president of the United States, U.S. senator and representative, state senator and representative, County Commission, judge of probate, city council, and school district, depending on district. 

   Those who wish to vote by absentee ballot may request ballots in person or by calling City Hall, or online at  Those requesting absentee ballots should do so in plenty of time to allow for receipt, completion and return to the city clerk by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Voters do not have to be out of town or have any special reason to request an absentee ballot. The method allows voting without going to the polls in person.  Absentee ballots may be requested beginning three months before Election Day, and until the third business day prior to the election, unless special circumstances exist. 

Ballots may be returned in person at City Hall or by mail.  Mail is received by City Hall once a day in the morning and City Hall closes at 4:30 p.m.  

Ballots may not be placed in the drop box at City Hall due to security concerns.