City Clerk

Absentee voting begins october 7

Residents can begin requesting absentee ballots by mail, phone or in person and vote absentee in person beginning October 7, 2019 in the City Clerk's Office. Beginning October 15, people wishing to vote in person can do so in the State of Maine Room on the 2nd floor of City Hall. 

On Thursday, October 31 only, the Clerk's Office will remain open until 7:00 PM for the final day to request an absentee ballot and for in-person absentee voting at City Hall. 

Election Day is Tuesday, November 5. Same day voter registration is allowed at polling places on Election Day. You must provide proof of identity and residency. 

The Department of City Clerk has three major functions:

Elections, Vital Records, and Custodian of the City Council Minutes. 

The following services are provided:

Filing and Issuance of a Birth, Death, Marriage 

Dog Licenses/tags

Voter Registration and Election Information

Hunting/Fishing Licenses

Notary and Dedimus Services

Performing Marriages


The City Clerk's Office does not handle tax payments or auto registration and excise payments. For Tax Payments/Auto Registration, please visit: Treasury Office
Room 102  
Portland, ME 04101
Ph: 207-874-8490
Fx: 866-765-2051

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