Municipal PACs & Ballot Question Committees

Towns and cities with a population of 15,000* or more are subject to the campaign finance provisions (Chapter 13) of the Maine Election Law. (30-A M.R.S.A. § 2502) Organizations that meet the definition of a political action committee or a ballot question committee and that receive contributions or make expenditures to influence a municipal campaign in towns or cities subject to Maine Election Law must register and file campaign finance reports with the municipal clerk of the town or city. (21-A M.R.S.A. § 1053-A)

The cities and towns in Maine with a population of 15,000 or more according to the 2010 U.S. Census are:

Auburn

Gorham

Scarborough

Augusta

Lewiston

South Portland

Bangor

Portland

Waterville

Biddeford

Saco

Westbrook

Brunswick

Sanford

Windham

*Bar Harbor, Standish, and Union have elected to be subject to the provisions of Chapter 13 with respect to referenda and initiatives, but not candidate elections. (30-A M.R.S.A. § 2502(2))