Municipal Candidates and Committees

Municipal Candidates

Candidates for municipal office in towns and cities with a population of 15,000 or more are subject to Chapter 13 of the Maine Election Law. Those candidates must register and file campaign finance reports with the municipal clerk of the town or city. The candidates are also subject to the other restrictions in Chapter 13, such as the contribution limit. (30-A M.R.S.A. § 2502(1))

Municipal Committees

Organizations and others seeking to influence municipal candidate elections and ballot questions may be required to register and file reports with the municipal clerk as a political action committee or a ballot question committee. See the section on Municipal Committees for more information. (30-A M.R.S.A. § 2502(2))

Candidates, PACs and BQCs can obtain the necessary registration and reporting forms from the municipal clerk of their town or city. Please see the table below for contact information for the towns in Maine with a population of 15,000 or more according to the 2010 U.S. Census:

City/Town Website Telephone
Auburn Auburn City Clerk Office (207) 333-6601
Augusta Augusta City Clerk Office (207) 626-2310
Bangor Bangor City Clerk Office (207) 992-4220
* Bar Harbor Bar Harbor Town Clerk Office (207) 288-4098
Biddeford Biddeford City Clerk Office (207) 284-9307
Brunswick Brunswick Town Clerk Office (207) 725-6658
Gorham Gorham Town Clerk Office (207) 222-1670
Lewiston Lewiston City Clerk Office (207) 513-3124
Portland Portland City Clerk Office (207) 874-8610 
Saco Saco City Clerk Office (207) 284-4831
Sanford Sanford City Clerk Office (207) 324-9125
Scarborough Scarborough Town Clerk Office (207) 730-4021
South Portland South Portland City Clerk Office (207) 767-3201
* Standish Standish Town Clerk Office (207) 642-4678
* Union Union Town Clerk Office (207) 785-3658
Waterville Waterville City Clerk Office (207) 680-4211
Westbrook Westbrook City Clerk Office (207) 591-8131
Windham Windham Town Clerk Office (207) 892-1900

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