The COVID-19 pandemic put a wrench in the normal schedule of elections, but the state determined July 14 as Primary Election Day. The majority of municipalities and school districts will likewise hold their ballot box elections that day.
Election Day 2020 is November 3.
Resources, courtesy of the Maine Secretary of State
Online Absentee Ballot Request: Use this online service to request your absentee ballot electronically. The ballot will be sent to you via postal mail and must be returned to your municipal clerk by 8 p.m. on Election Day.
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There will be two state referendum questions on the July 14 ballot
Question 1:“Do you favor a $15,000,000 bond issue to invest in high-speed internet infrastructure for unserved and underserved areas, to be used to match up to $30,000,000 in federal, private, local or other funds?”
Question 2:“Do you favor a $105,000,000 bond issue for improvement of highways and bridges statewide and for multimodal facilities or equipment related to transit, freight and passenger railroads, aviation, ports, harbors, marine transportation and active transportation projects, to be used to match an estimated $275,000,000 in federal and other funds?”
House District 134
Two candidates are seeking to serve District 134 in the State Legislature: incumbent Genevieve McDonald and Julie Eaton. Both candidates are Democrats and there are no candidates from other parties running. Thus, the representative for District 134 will be determined in July.
Senate District 11, Democratic Primary
The Democratic Primary for Maine Senate District 11, representing Waldo County, will be held July 14. Three candidates are seeking the Democratic nomination, while Duncan Milne is the lone Republican candidate for the seat being vacated by Erin Herbig.
Camden Select Board Candidates
Camden is holding municipal, school budget and state elections on July 14. In an unprecedented move, Camden will also hold its annual town meeting on July 14, as well, with all warrant articles appearing before voters at the ballot box. Due to the pandemic. Town Meeting will be conducted by secret ballot only. There will be no open floor town meeting in 2020. There are two seats available on the Select Board, each representing three-year terms. Seeking reelection are Robert Falciani and Alison McKellar, while Peter Lindquist has also entered the race.
Lincolnville Board of Selectmen Candidates
Citizens in Lincolnville will vote for two candidates, Josh Gerritsen and Mike Ray, to serve a three-year term on the Lincolnville Board of Selectmen. There are two open seats on the Board of Selectmen.
Union Select Board Candidates
The Board of Selectmen will have several funding articles normally presented during an open town meeting on the ballot, in addition to the Select Board candidates. An open town meeting for all other articles will be held when the 50 person limit is lifted later in the summer, according to town officials. Martha L. Johnston-Nash and James W. Justice are seeking a two-year term on the Board of Selectmen. This seat is presently held by Sarah Drickey, who is not seeking reelection. Gregory S. Grotton, an incumbent, and William J. Lombardi are seeking a three-year term on the Board of Selectmen.
School Budget Referendums