Upcoming Election Information
The next election will take place on Tuesday November 5, 2019. Polls will be open from 7am to 8pm.
The following municipal offices will be included on the local ballots:
City Councilor, At-Large
City Councilor, Ward 1
City Councilor, Ward 2
City Councilor, Ward 5
School Committee Member, At-Large
School Committee Member, Ward 3
School Committee Member, Ward 4
Warden, Ward 1
Warden, Ward 2
Warden, Ward 3
Warden, Ward 4
Warden, Ward 5
Ward Clerk, Ward 1
Ward Clerk, Ward 2
Ward Clerk, Ward 3
Ward Clerk, Ward 4
Ward Clerk, Ward 5
Portland Water District Representative
The following referendum question will appear on the local ballot as well (click here for more information):
Shall the City of Westbrook approve the Charter amendment summarized below:
Summary: To amend Sections 6.2, 6.3 and 7.2 to make the positions of Warden and Ward Clerk appointed for a period of one (1) year instead of elected for a period of three (3) years.
The following referendum question will appear on the State ballot (click here for more information):
Do you favor amending the Constitution of Maine to allow persons with disabilities to sign petitions in an alternate manner as authorized by the Legislature?
Running for Office
In general, there are two methods to run for municipal office in Westbrook - either by receiving nomination by caucus or nomination by petition. The exception to this rule is the Portland Water District Representative position (click here for additional information on this position).
Nomination by Caucus. Each political party may nominate a candidate for office. Parties typically hold caucuses in the summer to determine their candidates. Contact your local party chair for more information on when your party's caucus will be held.
Nomination by Petition. A person may be nominated as a candidate by taking out petition papers and obtaining a certain number of signatures from registered voters in the City of Westbrook.