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Upcoming Election

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When is the next election?

The next election will take place on Tuesday June 13, 2017. Westbrook voters will be given ballots for a State Referendum and a Municipal Referendum. 

What's going to be on the ballot?

The referendum items for the State and Municipal ballots are outlined below:


  • Referendum Question 1 --
    Do you favor a $50,000,000 bond issue to provide $45,000,000 in funds for investment in research, development and commercialization in the State to be used for infrastructure, equipment and technology upgrades that enable organizations to gain and hold market share, to increase revenues and to expand employment or preserve jobs for Maine people, to be awarded through a competitive process to Maine-based public and private entities, leveraging other funds in a one-to-one ratio and $5,000,000 in funds to create jobs and economic growth by lending to or investing in small businesses with the potential for significant growth and strong job creation?

For more information on State ballot items, please visit the Secretary of State's website.


  • Referendum Question 1 --
    Do you favor approving the Westbrook School Department budget for the upcoming school year that was adopted at the latest Westbrook City Council school budget meeting?

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:

Absentee ballot requests can be submitted "without cause" (i.e. without providing a reason for your request) by Thursday June 8, 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 June 13, 2017 (coinciding with the close of the polls).