Heidi Noel Grindle
City Clerk

The City Clerk's Office is located in Ellsworth City Hall at 1 City Hall Plaza.

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Voter Information

How do I register to Vote?

Residents of Ellsworth may register to vote at the City Clerk’s Office at City Hall during regular business hours. Proof of residency and proof of identity is required, such as a driver's license indicating a physical street address in Ellsworth (not a post office box mailing address). If your driver's license shows a previous address, please bring other documents (check book, utility bills, etc.) that show your Ellsworth address. For more information on the State of Maine regulations of Voter Eligibility, click here.

If you are currently registered and wish to change any information, such as married name or residence address, that is pertinent to your voting record, please visit the Clerk's office or mail the new information to City of Ellsworth, City Clerks Office, 1 City Hall Plaza, Ellsworth ME 04605.

Currently, there are three official political parties within the State of Maine - Democrat, Green-Independent, and Republican. Registered voters may enroll in one of these three political parties. Voters who wish to register to vote do not have to select a political party. Voters can be registered to vote, but do not have to be enrolled in a political party. The employees in the City Clerk's Office can not to answer questions for citizens regarding the purposes and objectives of the various political parties in Maine. Ellsworth voters with questions regarding activities of the local political parties are encouraged to contact their local party chairperson, or click on the following links for additional information about each political party:

Polling Hours & Locations:

The municipal election is held on the Tuesday, following the first Monday, in the month of November. All positions are up for election during each municipal election.

The State of Maine general and referendum elections are held annually on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November. The primary election is held on the 2nd Tuesday of June of each general election year.

Polls open at 8:00 a.m. and close at 8:00 p.m.

Residents of Ellsworth can register to vote at any of the Wards on Election Day. They must bring with them proof of physical residency in Ellsworth and proof of identity.

Absentee Ballots must be turned in prior to 8:00 p.m. on Election Day to be counted.

There are 4 polling place locations within the City of Ellsworth. Voters are required to vote at the appropriate polling place location for their ward. Please contact the City Clerk’s Office for the location of your ward.

  • Ward One votes in the Upstairs Auditorium at Ellsworth City Hall and covers the entire downtown area on the east of the Union River.
  • Ward Two votes at Your Place Community Building, right behind Sunrise Glass off North Street and covers the Ellsworth Falls area.
  • Ward Three votes in the Gymnasium at the Maine Coast Baptist Church on Route 1A and covers north Ellsworth.
  • Ward Four votes in the Council Chambers at Ellsworth City Hall and covers the Bridge Hill area west of the Union River.

Absentee Voting Information

If you are unable to vote at the polls on Election Day, you may obtain an absentee ballot. Absentee ballots are available at the City Clerk’s Office 30 days prior to the election. The absentee ballot may be voted at City Hall or mailed to the voter.

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.

A voter may vote by absentee ballot at City Hall. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm. Before each major election, the City Clerk’s Department also offers special hours for the purpose of correcting the voter’s list and conducting absentee voting. Please call first to verify the date and time.

A voter may also call and request a ballot be sent by mail. Ballots are mailed on a daily basis. An immediate family member (on behalf of the voter) may, in writing, request a ballot be sent by mail or delivered to the voter by that family member. Applications for an absentee ballot may also be downloadable through this web site as an election draws near.

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 his/her relationship to the voter.

If you have any other questions about the voting process here in the city, please contact the City Clerks Office - (207) 667-2563 Ext 129.


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