Contact: Tina Magno
Email: townclerk@bowdoinham.com
Phone: 207 666-5531

Nomination paperwork for Select Board Slots are available as of July 31, 2023, need to be returned and completed by September 7th, 2023.


Available at the Town Office, See Tina Magno - Town Clerk



We understand many voters were told by circulators they were signing a petition to form a party, and they did not know they were signing a voter card that would change their party affiliation to "No Labels".

From reports we have from the State to date, it does not appear that petition forms were used. Rather voters were told they were signing a petition, but what was actually signed was the Maine Voter Registration Application.

Unfortunately, because the voters signed a Voter Registration Application, they cannot simply ask their municipalities to remove the "No Labels" designation or change their enrollment back to what it was prior to signing the new application.

Voters need to complete and submit a new Voter Registration Form to the municipality designating the party they would like to be in or if they would like to be Un-enrolled.

Unfortunately, we cannot process these new registrations until you have been enrolled in the new party for a 3-month enrollment period.




Voter Registration 

Residents may register to vote during regular business hours or make changes to current voting information such as change of name, address or party affiliation. You may register to vote on Election Day as well. 

Un-enrolled voters may enroll at any time, including Election Day.

Voters must remain in the party for 3 months before the voter can file an application for either a withdrawal or a change of enrollment.

There is a 15-day waiting period for a voter who withdraws from a party. 

Absentee Ballots 

The State Law permits absentee ballots to be cast at any election by any voter who property requests one.

There are 5 ways to request an absentee ballot:

  • In-person at the Town Clerk’s Office during regular business hours.
  • Electronically - Click here
  • Mail – call the Town Clerk at 666-5531. 
  • Immediate Family Member – must fill out an application at the Clerk’s Office.
  • 3rd Person – application required. Call the Town Clerk at 666-5531 or stop by the Town Clerk’s Office. Ballots cast using this method must be witnessed by either the Town Clerk, Notary Public, or Clerk of Courts, or by two other witnesses.

For an electronic absentee ballot:


Accessible Voting

The Department of the Secretary of State recently developed a new service for absentee balloting, with input from advocates at Disability Rights Maine, intended for voters with print disabilities. These disabilities may include: vision impairment or blindness, physical dexterity limitations, learning disabilities or cognitive impairment, all of which prevent the individual from independently marking a paper ballot. 

Should you wish to take part in this service and vote by absentee, please request for an accessible absentee ballot with the form found here or listed below.
You can also request an absentee ballot by calling 207-666-5531

In addition to the accessible absentee ballot, the State provides the Accessible Voting System ballot-marking device at every polling place on Election Day, which allows any voter to use a touchscreen or controller pad/audio to independently mark their ballot.


Voting Information

For an electronic absentee ballot: https://www1.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/AbsenteeBallot/index.pl

Federal and State Voter Information Look Up: http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/voter-info/index.html

State of Maine Election Laws: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/statutes/21-A/title21-Ach0sec0.html

Notary Public and Dedimus Justices in Maine https://www1.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/notary/search/search_index.pl