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Posted on: August 24, 2022

November election updates: Local ballot questions and absentee voting info

Absentee voting information

Voters may now request an absentee ballot for the November 8 town and state elections. Ballots will be available early October. The last day to request an absentee ballot or to vote by absentee ballot in the presence of the clerk is Thursday, November 3. Ways to request an absentee ballot:

  • Online using the State of Maine Absentee Ballot Request Service.
  • By mail (voter may request for self only): Download the application and mail to Town Clerk's Office, 93 Cottage St, Bar Harbor, ME 04609.
  • By phone (voter may request for self only). Call the Town Clerk's office at 207-288-4098.
  • In person in the Town Clerk's office (voter may request for self and/or immediate family members).

Information about town ballot questions (also posted on the Elections-November page)

The Town Council completed the process August 16 of signing Orders to place questions on the warrant for the November 8 Special Town Meeting. In the coming weeks, the Warrant Committee, Planning Board and Council will review and make recommendations on the articles as required by the Town Charter. Finally, a public hearing on all five articles will be held October 18, the last Council meeting before the election.

ARTICLE 2 - LAND USE ORDINANCE AMENDMENT - Removal of the Two-thirds Majority Vote Requirement to Amend the Land Use Ordinance

ARTICLE 3 - CITIZENS' PETITION LAND USE ORDINANCE AMENDMENT - Cruise Ship Disembarkations

ARTICLE 4 - CITIZENS' PETITION LAND USE ORDINANCE AMENDMENT - Marijuana Stores

ARTICLE 5 - CITIZENS' PETITION - Adult Use Marijuana Store Licensing Ordinance

ARTICLE 6 - LAND USE ORDINANCE AMENDMENT - Appendix A - Historic Properties in the Design Review Overlay District

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