Information for Candidates

Nomination Papers for June

Available:  February 8th, 2022
File between March 21st by 9:00 A.M. thru April 4th, 2022, 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.

NEW:  Campaigns can use this online form to fill out their campaign finance reports. 
Please note:  once submitted, you will receive a copy via email. Reports will also be posted on our website soon after (during business hours.) 

 42 day Pre Election reports are due on: September 21, 2021 by 4:30 P.M.
Reporting Period: Beginning of campaign(or previous election report)-September 14th 2021.

 11 day (pre) reports are due on: October 22, 2021 by 4:30 P.M.
Reporting Period: September 15th - October 19th, 2021

42 day (post) reports
are due on: December 14, 2021 by 4:30 P.M.
Reporting Period: October 20th - December 7th, 2021.

24 hour report Reporting Period -October 20 through November 1, 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.