Upcoming Election Information

Next Election - November 6, 2018

The next election will take place on Tuesday November 6, 2018. Westbrook voters will be given ballots for the State General & Referendum Election and for the Municipal Election. 

Municipal Ballot Questions & Running for Municipal Office

There are several City Council and School Committee seats up for election this November, as follows: 

  • City Councilor, At-Large
  • City Councilor, Ward 3
  • City Councilor, Ward 4
  • School Committee Member, At-Large
  • School Committee Member, Ward 1
  • School Committee Member, Ward 2
  • School Committee Member, Ward 5

There are two ways to appear on the ballot as a candidate for municipal office, either by receiving a nomination by municipal caucus or by obtaining signatures of support from voters in the community via a Nomination Petition. Due to recent changes in State law, the deadline to hold a municipal caucus and to file a Nomination Petition is Friday September 7, 2018. 

The Westbrook Republican Party is scheduled to caucus on Tuesday September 4, 2018 at 7pm at the Westbrook Community Center. 

The Westbrook Democratic Party is scheduled to caucus on Thursday September 6, 2018 at 6pm at the Westbrook Community Center. For more information about this caucus or the Westbrook Democratic Party in general, please contact David Morse by phone at 207-210-7853 or by email at chair@westbrookdems.com

In accordance with Westbrook's Charter, political party designation cannot be printed on the ballot for any municipal office. 

To learn more about running for municipal office or to take out Nomination Petition papers, please contact Angela Holmes, City Clerk at 207-591-8115 or by email at aholmes@westbrook.me.us

State Ballot Questions

Westbrook voters will have the opportunity to vote on the following federal and state offices:

  • U.S. Senate
  • U.S. Representative to Congress
  • Governor
  • Maine State Senate District 25
  • Maine State Senate District 28
  • Maine State House of Representatives District 34
  • Maine State House of Representatives District 35

The November 6, 2018 General Election will use ranked-choice voting for the federal offices of U.S. Senate and U.S. Representative to Congress. For more information on ranked-choice voting, please visit the Secretary of State's website.

Westbrook voters will also be presented with the following questions: 

Question 1:  Citizen Initiative

Do you want to create the Universal Home Care Program to provide home-based assistance to people with disabilities and senior citizens, regardless of income, funded by a new 3.8% tax on individuals and families with Maine wage and adjusted gross income above the amount subject to Social Security taxes, which is $128,400 in 2018?

Question 2:  Bond Issue

Public Law 425

Do you favor a $30,000,000 bond issue to improve water quality, support the planning and construction of wastewater treatment facilities and assist homeowners whose homes are served by substandard or malfunctioning wastewater treatment systems?

Question 3:  Bond Issue

Public Law 467

Do you favor a $106,000,000 bond issue, including $101,000,000 for construction, reconstruction and rehabilitation of highways and bridges and for facilities and equipment related to ports, piers, harbors, marine transportation, freight and passenger railroads, aviation, transit and bicycle and pedestrian trails, to be used to match an estimated $137,000,000 in federal and other funds, and $5,000,000 for the upgrade of municipal culverts at stream crossings?

Question 4: Bond Issue

Public Law 465, Part A

Do you favor a $49,000,000 bond issue to be matched by at least $49,000,000 in private and public funds to modernize and improve the facilities and infrastructure of Maine's public universities in order to expand workforce development capacity and to attract and retain students to strengthen Maine's economy and future workforce?

Question 5: Bond Issue

Public Law 465, Part B

Do you favor a $15,000,000 bond issue to improve educational programs by upgrading facilities at all 7 of Maine's community colleges in order to provide Maine people with access to high-skill, low-cost technical and career education?