Election June 2014

Notice to Chebeague Island Residents

NOMINATION PAPERS are available beginning

Monday March 17, 2014 for the offices of:

Board of Selectmen –

  • One three-year term to expire June 2017


Chebeague Island School Board

  • One three-year term to expire June 2017


Elections will be held

Tuesday, June 10, 2014.


Interested Chebeague Island residents may obtain nomination papers at the Chebeague Island Town Office during regular business hours. All nomination paperwork must be received by the Town Clerk no later than Monday, April 28, 2014 at 5:00 P.M.  For more information, please call the Town Office at 846-3148.

Nomination Papers for Municipal Election

Municipal elections for our public officials are governed under M.R.S.A. 30-A. In Chebeague Island our elected officials are: selectmen, and school committee members. All other positions on board or committees are appointments by the Selectmen.

Annual Elections – In 2014, our annual election will be the second Tuesday in June.

Nominations – The positions on the elected bodies are staggered three-year terms and elected by secret ballot.

Nomination papers available – The Town Clerk will have nomination papers available not more than 85 days prior to the election day.

Nomination paper deadline – The Town Clerk must have the signed nomination papers in her/his hands no later than 45 days before the election day.

Number of signatures – In towns of under 500 residents a candidate will need not less than 10 nor more than 25 signatures. (It is recommended to get at least 30 signatures in case some of the signatures are not registered voters in Chebeague Island.)

Circulators of nomination papers –

1. A person requesting papers need not be a candidate or an agent of a candidate.

2. A candidate can circulate several sets of papers for the same office.

3. A candidate can usually circulate papers for more than one office.

4. A person can circulate papers for several candidates for several different offices.

Submission of nomination papers – The candidate must sign the Consent portion on the nomination papers, which says that the candidate will not withdraw from the race and will qualify for the office if elected. The circulator must sign the oath of qualified voters.

Any person who signs a nomination paper –

1. A voter can sign as many nomination papers for different candidates and offices as they wish.

2. A voter does not have to vote for the candidate for which they signed a nomination paper.

Ability to serve – A person cannot hold two elected positions at the same time.