Upcoming Election Information
The next election will take place on Tuesday November 5, 2019. Polls will be open from 7am to 8pm. All voters will vote at the Westbrook Community Center Gym (426 Bridge Street).
Municipal Ballot Content
Click here to view the list of candidates and offices appearing on the municipal ballot.
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.
State Ballot Content
The following referendum question will appear on the State ballot (click here for more information):
Do you favor a $105,000,000 bond issue to build or improve roads, bridges, railroads, airports, transit and ports and make other transportation investments to be used to match an estimated $137,000,000 in federal and other funds?
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 get your name on the ballot - 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.
Declared Write-In Candidacy. A person who has not been nominated by caucus and who has not submitted a nomination petition may still run for office by filing to be a "declared write-in candidate." His/her name will not appear on the ballot, but voters may write in the candidate's name in the designated space, and the votes for the declared write-in candidate will be counted.