General Election Information
7 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Next Election: November 7, 2023
2023 Town Council & School Board Candidate List
District 5 Town Council (3 Year Term, Expires 12/31/26)
District 5 School Board (3 Year Term, Expires 12/31/26)
William B. Walsh
District 7 Town Council (3 Year Term, Expires 12/31/26)
Steven Weems, Town Council
District 7 School Board (3 Year Term, Expires 12/31/26)
Sarah N. Singer
At Large Town Council (3 Year Term, Expires 12/31/26)
Nathan David MacDonald
At Large School Board (3 Year Term, Expires 12/31/26)
William H. Thompson
At Large Town Council (Balance of 3 Year Term, Expires 12/31/24)
James E. Ecker
Absentee Ballots may be requested starting August 9, 2023. Ballots will not be available until 30 days before any election.
In person Absentee Voting will take place in the Council Chambers, 85 Union Street, during regular town hall hours from October 10th - November 2nd.
- November 2023 Referendum Questions Citizens Guide
- Information from Secretary of State Regarding Rank Choice Voting (PDF)
- Samples of How to Mark Your Ballot in Rank Choice Voting as Provided by the Secretary of State Department (PDF)
- Voter List Request Form (PDF)
Recent Election Results
June 20, 2023 School Budget Referendum Results:
- Yes: 1280
- No: 862
Special Election: Town District 5 Official Results:
- Benjamin Herman - 6
- Jennifer Hicks – 25
November 8, 2022 Official Results
Voter Turnout History
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 Deputy Town Clerk.
State of Maine Election Resources
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.
- 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.
Current Nomination Paper Information:
Nomination Papers for District 5, 7 and At Large for both Town Council & School Board are available July 28, 2023 and are due back by September 8, 2023.
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.