City of South Portland

11/4/14 Municipal Election

Petition papers will be available on July 30th for the following seats;

City Council District One

City Council District Two

City Council District Five

Board of Education - At Large (2 seats)

Portland Water District - South Portland/Cape Elizabeth Trustee 

All seats require 100 qualified signatures.  The Portland Water District Trustee will also require signatures from the Town of Cape Elizabeth.  Interested candidates should inquire with the Town Clerk of Cape Elizabeth for filing requirements.

Voters may only sign nomination papers for one candidate per district. It is unlawful to sign another person's name to a petition (this includes the signature of one's spouse). Candidates may recruit petition circulators to help them obtain the signatures they need.  The petition circulators must witness the signature of each person who signs.  Circulators cannot leave peitions in stores, businesses, etc. to be picked up at a later time.  Each circulator must fill out the back side of the petition form and sign it in the presence of a notary. All petition forms must be filed at the same time.  The Clerks' Office recommends that candidates not wait until the deadline to turn in petitions.  If there should be a problem there would not be enough time for the candidate to correct the problem.

Every candidate must register with the Clerk before accepting any campaign contributions or making any campaign expenditures.  Please reveiw the "2014 Municipal Candidates Guide" for more information.  Registration form are included in the petition packet.

Campaign Signs - Campaign signs must clearly and conspicuously state that the communication has been authorized and must clearly state the name of the person who made or financed the expenditure.  See page 31 of the 2014 Municipal Candidates Guide for more information.  Signs must not be erected before 09/23/14 and must be removed by 11/11/14.

SPC-TV is a community resource for South Portland.  Candidates may be interested in utilizing this resource to get information out about your campaign.  For more information....