Elections

Next Election:  Presidential Election and Municipal Election is November November 3, 2020. You can begin requesting absentee ballots as of August 10th, but ballots will not be available for mail or pick up until 30 days before the election (around October 5th).


All voting will occur at:
Brunswick Junior High School
65 Columbia Avenue
Brunswick, ME 04011

Polling hours are 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.  We encourage you to absentee vote due to COVID number limitations at the polls- for more information click on Absentee to the left)

(There will be a special Election on January 23, 2021 for Council District 5 - Nomination Papers are available beginning Oct 15th - for more information contact Fran Smith, 725-6658)


Sample Ballots

November 2020 Election

Town Districts 1, 2, 3, 4, 6Proposed Charter Amendments Full TextState District 49
Town District 5
State District 50
Town District 7
State District 51


General Election Information

Find your state and town district (listed as "ward") based on your address using the Maine Voter Information Lookup Service.

Election Worker Opportunities

If you are interested in serving as an election worker, please contact the Clerk's office at 207-725-6658, or email the Town Clerk.

State of Maine Election Resources

Nomination Papers

Nomination papers for the November Election are available beginning Friday, July 24th and will be due back no later than 3 p.m, Friday, September 4th. Town Council and School Board Districts 5, 7 and At Large will be up this year (2020).

Nomination papers for the Brunswick School Board and Town Council are available in late July of each year and must be submitted to the Town Clerk's office by early September. The regular annual election of the Town Council and School Board shall be held on the first Tuesday following the first Monday of November.

  • No voter shall sign more than one petition for each office to be filled, and should a voter do so, the signature shall be void except as to the first petition filed. With each signature there shall be stated the place of residence of the signer giving the street and the number, if any.
  • Nominating petitions must be filed with the Town Clerk not more than 100 days nor less than 60 days before the date of election.
  • Unless a candidate files with the Town Clerk not more than 100 days nor less than 60 days before the date of election the candidate's written consent to accept nomination, agreeing not to withdraw, and if elected, to qualify, the nomination is invalid.

Campaign Finance

Information for Candidates

State law requires the appointment of a Treasurer for your campaign. You may appoint yourself or someone else, and you must place information on your advertising identifying the source of funding. A Registration of Treasurer must be filed with the Town Clerk's Department within ten days. If you plan to make no expenditures and accept no contributions, you may file the exemption affidavit. Remember, personal funds of a candidate used for campaign purposes are considered contributions/expenditures and must be duly reported as such under Maine law.

The State of Maine has specific rules and deadlines concerning Campaign Financing. For more information see the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics and Election Practices website.

General Information & Forms

View the state site for Municipal Candidate Campaign Finance Information (includes all forms needed for filing). This site has all the forms necessary for filing, along with the copy of the Municipal Candidate's Guide.

Political Action Committees (PACs)

A group or committee that forms for the purpose of advocating for or against a municipal ballot question may also have to follow campaign finance requirements. Please contact the Town Clerk's Office at 207-725-6658 for information on the monetary threshold and reporting requirements.