In preparation for the election in November, the City of Augusta has announced several ways residents can cast their vote during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Part of the city’s preparations include a new outdoor ballot box at City Hall. It will be double-locked, sanitized and emptied frequently.

Kelly Gooldrup, Augusta city clerk said.

During the pandemic, we are evaluating processes and procedures that will reduce the possible spread of COVID-19. The new ballot box will provide residents with a safe and easy way to cast their vote. The box also allows our staff to start processing votes earlier. This idea is one of the many ways the city is thinking ahead and continues to protect the residents, businesses and visitors who enjoy our state capital.

(Photo: Kelly Gooldrup, Augusta city clerk and Augusta Mayor Dave Rollins stand next to the newly installed ballot box at City Hall.)

Augusta residents will be able to cast their vote in a variety of ways, including in-person voting. Currently, registered voters can request an absentee ballot then mail it in or deposit it in the secure ballot box at City Hall. Starting soon, the city will allow people to vote in-person at City Hall several weeks prior to the election.

On Nov. 3, the city plans to conduct in-person voting at four locations in the city.

  • Ward 1 at the Augusta Armory
  • Ward 2 at City Hall
  • Ward 3 at the Augusta Civic Center
  • Ward 4 at Cony High School

Augusta residents can request an absentee ballot at here.