Information for Candidates
Nomination Papers for the Charter Commission
Available: February 1, 2021
File between March 22nd by 9:00 A.M. thru April 5th, 2021, Deadline 4:30 P.M.
It is recommended that candidate not wait until the deadline to turn in petitions. This allows time to gather more signatures if necessary in order to qualify as a candidate.
The petition circulator must witness the signatures of each person who signs. Petitions may not be left in stores, etc. to be picked up later.
All nomination papers must be notarized before bringing them to the City Clerk. City Clerk's office cannot notarize these documents.
You shall register your name and the name of your treasurer with the City Clerk no later than 10 days after becoming a candidate or before accepting contributions, making expenditures or incurring obligations.
Campaign Finance Reports
Information and reports for current year candidates AND previous year candidates with surplus funds.
reports are due on: April 27, 2021 by 4:30 P.M.
Reporting Period: Beginning of campaign(or previous election report)-April 2021.
11 day (pre) reports are due on:May 28, 2021 by 4:30 P.M.
42 day (post) reports are due on:July 20, 2021 by 4:30 P.M.
Reporting Period: May 26 - July 13, 2021.
24 hour report Reporting Period -May 26 through June 7, 2021. (Any single contribution or expense of $1,000.00 or more must be reported within 24 hours.)
Campaign termination information
Termination report form
Campaign signs (on the public way)
Changes were made to the temporary sign laws that became effective June 16, 2020. The new law allows temporary signs, which include campaign signs, to be placed in the right-of-way for up to 6 weeks from January 1st to June 30th and another 6 weeks between July 1st and December 31st. The law further states that individual signs bearing substantially the same message must be placed at least 30 feet from one another and requires that each sign be labeled with the owner's name, address, and the date which the sign was erected. This will help the Maine DOT discern whether a sign is in compliance and also allows the Department to contact an entity if a sign needs to be removed for any reason.
All campaign signs and brochures must clearly indicate who paid for and authorized them. Either by the person or committee's address.