November 7, 2017 
General Municipal Election
State Referendum Election

All polling places will be open at 7:00am and will close at 8:00pm on Election Day.  Click here to find your polling place.
Can't attend on Election Day?  You may vote absentee. 
 For information on the State ballot, click here.

Election Information & Deadlines:  

July 31, 2017:  Nomination papers available for municipal candidate election
August 7:  Absentee ballots may be requested.
August 28:  Nomination papers may be filed starting on this date.
September 8: Nomination papers must be filed by this date.
October 12:  Residents may absentee vote at City Clerk's office.
November 2:  Last day to request an absentee ballot.
November 7:  Election Day!

 

The following candidates have qualified for the November 7, 2017 ballot for the City of South Portland General Municipal Election:

Office                                                                                                                                Name of Candidate                                                 Address   Date Papers Taken Out   Date Papers Returned   Qualified for Ballot? (Y/N)  
City Councilor - District 1 Claude Morgan 75 School St. 8/4/17  9/6/17  Y
City Councilor - District 2

Katherine W Lewis

 

153 Mussey St. 7/31/17  9/5/17  Y
City Councilor - District 2

Christopher Breen

 

114 Margaret St A 8/25/17 9/7/17  Y
City Councilor - District 5 Adrian Dowling 80 Brickhill Ave 8/2/17  9/5/17  Y
Board of Education - At Large Mary House

 

131 Elderberry Dr.

8/8/17  9/1/17  Y


Board of Education - At Large

 

Stanley Beretsky

61 Adelbert St.

8/14/17  9/7/17  Y

Board of Education - At Large

 

Heather Johnson

84 Colchester Dr

8/28/17  9/8/17  Y

Board of Education - District 4

 

Matthew Perkins

70 Elderberry Dr.

7/31/17 8/28/17 Y

Board of Education - District 5

Elyse Tipton

 

35 Hall St.

8/11/17 9/1/17

 Y

 

Warden - District 3

 

Robert Stevens Link

17 Mildred St.

8/7/17 8/28/17

 Y

 

 Open offices for which there are no candidates appearing on the ballot:

  • Board of Education - District 2
  • Warden - District 4
  • Ward Clerk - District 4
  • Ward Clerk - District 5

No-one has qualified for the ballot for these open offices.  These open offices will appear on the ballot with a "write-in" option.    If you are interested in running as a write-in candidate, please contact the City Clerk.



Information for Candidates:

Campaign Finance Reporting

Maine Election Law requires municipal candidates in cities and towns with a population of 15,000 or more to disclose their campaign contributions and expenditures, to comply with contribution limitations and prohibitions, and to meet other requirements of the law.   In South Portland, every candidate must register with the Clerk before accepting any campaign contributions or making anycampaign expenditures.  Please review the "2017 Municipal Candidates Guide" for more information.  Registration forms are included in your nomination packet, and must be returned with your nomination paperwork even if you choose to exempt from collecting or spending campaign finances.  If you choose to accept or spend campaign funds, you must file two reports with the Clerk's office.   The 2017 Filing Schedule may be found here.  Blank Campaign Finance Reports may be found here.   These reports are housed at the City Clerk's office and are available for public inspection. 

For more information and forms regarding campaign finance, please visit the Maine Ethics Commission website here: http://maine.gov/ethics/candidates/forms/municipal.htm


Campaign Signs

Campaign signs (placed in Public Rights of Way) – Campaign signs must clearly and conspicuously state that the communication has been authorized and must clearly state the name of the person who made or financed the expenditure.  (See Ch. 8 of the 2017 Municipal Candidates Guide, "Campaign Communications & Disclosure Statements")

Please also review the “Political Signs in Public Rights of Way” communication from the Maine Department of Transportation.   September 26, 2017 is 6 weeks prior to Election Day.