After completing and signing the voter registration application, voters are encouraged to mail it or deliver it directly to the Municipal Clerk or Registrar of Voters in the municipality where they live, to avoid delays in processing. (See the link to the Listing of Municipal Clerks/Registrars below.)
List of Candidates Qualified for General Election Ballot – as of September 19, 2022
List of Declared Write-in Candidates – as of September 9, 2022 Filing Deadline
Candidate withdrawals and replacements - as of September 19, 2022
Information for Candidates
Description of General Election
Special Elections for County Offices – November 8, 2022
- Androscoggin County Commissioner District 1
- Androscoggin County Commissioner District 4
- Sagadahoc County Register of Probate
When a county official resigns in the middle of a term, an interim appointment is made by either the Governor (Sagadahoc County Register of Probate) or the Androscoggin Board of County Commissioners. The person appointed serves until the next General Election at which time a replacement official is elected. After the Secretary of State declares the vacancy, each qualified party may meet to nominate a candidate. Non-party candidates gain ballot access via nomination petitions. The list below includes the candidates who will appear on the ballot for each of the special elections. (NOTE: These offices will be printed on the General Election ballot.) The filing deadline for all candidates was 5 p.m. August 8, 2022.
List of Candidates Appearing on Special Election Ballot – as of August 8, 2022 filing deadline.
Serve as a poll worker
Every town and city in Maine needs citizens like you to help administer the election. Visit the Maine Election Worker Recruitment webpage for more information about the qualifications, duties and benefits of helping your town at the polls on Election Day.
Maine Political Parties
Maine currently has four qualified parties: Democratic, Green Independent, Libertarian and Republican that may participate in primary elections. (Note: although some unenrolled candidates choose to designate themselves as “Independent,” there is no “Independent” party in Maine.)
Ranked-choice Voting (RCV)
Ranked-choice voting will be used in the 2022 State Primary and General elections. Visit our RCV Resources page for more information about ranked-choice voting, including Frequently Asked Questions and sample ballots.
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