Candidates Procedures, Forms & Reporting
June 11, 2024 - State Primary Election
Primary Elections determine each qualified party's nomination of candidates for federal offices and State and County offices. Party candidates who are elected at the Primary qualify to appear on the November General Election ballot.
2024 Candidate’s Guide to Ballot Access
The Candidate’s Guide to Ballot Access is provided to candidates and campaigns with information about the petition process, including information about the Candidate’s Consent form which must be filed with the petitions.
Candidate Petition Forms
Candidate petitions are available to download and print at the links below, or in printed form through the Division of Elections. Printed petitions may be picked up by candidates or by another person on behalf of the candidate, or they can be mailed. Candidates requesting pre-filled forms should contact the Elections Division.
Petitions must be printed double-sided on 8.5 x 14 inch (legal size) paper so that:
- The Secretary of State can confirm that all signers were able to see the candidate information on the front side before signing
- The text is large enough for voters to read easily
- The petition lines are large enough for voters to keep their information on one line
Primary Candidate Consent Forms
The candidate consent form is a separate document from the candidate petition. The candidate must submit the consent form with the petitions when they are submitted to the Secretary of State. Each consent form is specific to the office being sought.
November 5, 2024 - Presidential General Election
The General Election is held nationally on the first Tuesday following the first Monday in November.
Non-Party Candidate Consent Forms
Somerset County Offices
Somerset County Candidate Petition
Somerset County Commissioner
Somerset County Treasurer
Somerset County Probate Judge
Somerset County Register of Deeds
Somerset County Register of Probate
Somerset County Sheriff
Aroostook County Finance Committee
Knox County Budget Committee
The Secretary of State’s Division of Elections is located in the Burton M. Cross State Office Building (4th floor, 111 Sewall Street, Augusta, ME 04330) and is open Mondays through Fridays, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., state and federal holidays excepted, and is available by phone at 207-624-7736.