The 2020 presidential election is around the corner and the stakes are higher than ever. There is a ton of information out there about voting early, voting in person, or voting absentee, but it can be overwhelming to sort through how to do what and when it needs to be done. Here’s a guide to making sure you are prepared and well informed about voting in Waterville.
If you are not registered, here is a link to the form to fill out that should be returned to the Municipal Clerk in Waterville (the address is below). Click here to check if you are registered. For your current resident address, use your dorm building and number followed by 4000 Mayflower Hill Dr, Waterville, ME 04901. For your mailing address, use your normal mailing address for school, which is your post box number followed by Mayflower Hill, Waterville, ME 04901.
1 Common St
Waterville, ME 04901
Phone: (207) 680-4210
Fax: (207) 680-4239
2. Request Absentee Ballot
You can vote in person if you want, however, for obvious reasons you may want to vote absentee. Also on the off chance we get sent home before Election Day, you will be glad to have already voted. Fill out this online form to request your ballot. If you want, you can also print out the PDF version and drop it off at the Municipal Clerk office to avoid putting stress on the postal service. Follow the instructions above for filling out your address. The deadline for requesting your ballot is October 29th, but don’t wait until the last minute.
3. Return Absentee Ballot
Once you receive and fill out your ballot, you can either mail it back to the Municipal Clerk’s office or drop it off. The ballot must be returned by 8pm on election night (November 3rd).
If you feel safe volunteering in a polling place, please do. Generally retired folks volunteer and as we know, they are an at-risk group for COVID. Sign up here to get paid to work at a polling place.
5. Tell Your Friends
Please spread the word to your friends and help them vote, too. If you have any questions, you are not sure if you are registered, or you need any information, vote.org is a great resource.