When is the next election?
The next election will take place on Tuesday November 7, 2017. Westbrook voters will be given ballots for a State Referendum.
What's going to be on the ballot?
The Secretary of State has certified two citizen initiatives which will be voted on at the November 7, 2017 referendum election unless enacted without change by the 128th Legislature in the first regular session. The 128th Legislature may also approve one or more bond issues or other referenda to be ratified by the voters at this referendum election.
The proposed referendum items for the State ballots are outlined below:
STATE BALLOT ITEMS
Proposed Initiative Ballot Questions
TITLE: An Act To Allow Slot Machines or a Casino in York County
Do you want to allow a certain out-of-state company to operate table games and/or slot machines in York County, subject to state and local approval, with part of the profits going to specific programs?
TITLE: An Act To Enhance Access to Affordable Health Care
Do you want Maine to provide health insurance through Medicaid for qualified adults under age 65 with incomes at or below 138% of the federal poverty line (which is now about $16,000 for a single person and $22,000 for a family of two)?
For more information on State ballot items, please visit the Secretary of State's website.
How can I get an absentee ballot?
Voters can order an absentee ballot no more than 90 days prior to the election. Ballots typically arrive at the City Clerk's Office from the printer 30 days prior to the election. We will mail out ballots at that time to all who submitted requests. Once the ballots arrive, voters will also have the option of voting an absentee ballot here at City Hall.
To order an absentee ballot, Westbrook voters can:
- CALL the Westbrook Election Hotline at 207-591-8116
- ORDER ONLINE through the State's Absentee Ballot Request System
- MAIL an Absentee Ballot Request Form to the City Clerk's Office, 2 York Street, Westbrook, ME 04092
- VISIT the City Clerk's Office during regular business hours (8:30am - 5pm, Monday - Friday)
Absentee ballot requests can be submitted "without cause" (i.e. without providing a reason for your request) by Thursday November 2, 2017. After that date, you must qualify under the Special Exception rules in order to obtain an absentee ballot.
When do I have to return my absentee ballot?
Your absentee ballot must be returned to the City Clerk's Office by 8:00pm on Tuesday November 7, 2017 (coinciding with the close of the polls).