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Voting & Elections

November 7, 2023 Election

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Election Day is Tuesday, November 7, 2023 for the Municipal and Referendum Election. Learn more about voter information and what will be on the municipal and referendum ballots. See the Town Clerk's Elections page for information related to absentee ballots and early voting. See the 2023 Voter Guide special edition newsletter, sent to newsletter subscribers on October 19 (Click Here to sign up for our Town Newsletter).

On the Ballot

There will be two ballots: 1 State Ballot (two-sided) and 1 Municipal Ballot (one-sided). Be sure to double check when voting that you have voted on both sides of the ballots.

View State ballot

View Municipal ballot

(municipal) Referendum question 1: Scarborough public schools building PROJECT


Explanation and Recommendations: Approval of this Order would authorize the issuance of up to $160,000,000 in general obligation bonds of the Town to provide funds for the purchase of land, off-site improvements and to construct and equip a new Unified K-3 Primary School and renovations to the Middle School to execute the K-8 Strategic Facilities Project. 

A property currently valued at $400k will be taxed an estimated $16,588 over the term of the bonds, averaging $488 per year.

The Town Council and Board of Education recommend approval of this question.

View Financial Statement on Sample Ballot

"The K-8 Strategic Project & New Primary School project is a holistic strategic solution for our K-8 schools to solve facilities inadequacies and inefficiencies by reorganizing grade levels, aligning our student populations, and building a new consolidated primary school that addresses educational equity, operational efficiency, population growth, flexibility, safety & security, and 21st century learning and teaching methods." —Statement from the Building Steering Committee on the Scarborough Public Schools website



(municipal) CANDIDATES

Candidates that will appear on the November 7th Municipal Ballot:

Town Council (3 Seats)

  • Anderson, Jonathan E.
  • Caterina, Jean-Marie
  • Cushing, Jr., Donald W.
  • Doherty, Scott W.

View current councilors on our Town Council page.

Sanitary District Trustees  (3 Seats)

  • Greenleaf, Jason A.
  • McDougal, Benjamin T. 
  • Summers, Ruth A.

Portland Water District Trustees  (1 Seat)

  • Crockett, Leroy P.
  • Pellenz, Nicole M.

Candidates' Night
Thursday, October 12
Council Chambers, Scarborough Town Hall

Meet the candidates ahead of the election by viewing our annual Candidates’ Night, sponsored by the Scarborough Community Chamber of Commerce with Kevin Freeman as moderator.

Watch on YouTube

State of Maine Referendum Election

Questions Appearing on the November 7, 2023 Ballot

Question 1: Citizen Initiative
Do you want to bar some quasi-governmental entities and all consumer-owned electric utilities from taking on more than $1 billion in debt unless they get statewide voter approval?

Question 2: Citizen Initiative
Do you want to ban foreign governments and entities that they own, control, or influence from making campaign contributions or financing communications for or against candidates or ballot questions?

Question 3: Citizen Initiative
Do you want to create a new power company governed by an elected board to acquire and operate existing for-profit electricity transmission and distribution facilities in Maine?

Question 4: Citizen Initiative
Do you want to require vehicle manufacturers to standardize on-board diagnostic systems and provide remote access to those systems and mechanical data to owners and independent repair facilities?

Question 5: Constitutional Amendment
Do you favor amending the Constitution of Maine to change the time period for judicial review of the validity of written petitions from within 100 days from the date of filing to within 100 business days from the date of filing of a written petition in the office of the Secretary of State, with an exception for petitions filed within 30 calendar days before or after a general election?

Question 6: Constitutional Amendment
Do you favor amending the Constitution of Maine to require that all of the provisions of the Constitution be included in the official printed copies of the Constitution prepared by the Secretary of State?

Question 7: Constitutional Amendment
Do you favor amending the Constitution of Maine to remove a provision requiring a circulator of a citizen's initiative or people's veto petition to be a resident of Maine and a registered voter in Maine, requirements that have been ruled unconstitutional in federal court?

Question 8: Constitutional Amendment
Do you favor amending the Constitution of Maine to remove a provision prohibiting a person under guardianship for reasons of mental illness from voting for Governor, Senators and Representatives, which the United States District Court for the District of Maine found violates the United States Constitution and federal law?

View the Maine Citizen's Guide to the Referendum Election (State of Maine)

Prepare to Vote


Voter registration is available for new voters or for existing Scarborough voters to change their address or name at Town Hall during regular business hours. Residents are encouraged to update their voter registration information or register to vote with the Town Clerk's office prior to Election Day to help reduce lines. View more Town Clerk election information.

What to Bring:

  • Government-issued ID
  • Something with your Scarborough address, if your ID does not have it

Please Note: 21 days prior to the Election is called the “closed period”, at which point residents who register to vote must do so in person in the Town Clerk's Office. The “closed period” starts Wednesday, October 18, 2023. 

Find out more on Voter Registration on the Secretary of State's webpage.


Request your absentee ballot by completing an application either in-person or online: Print and complete the form, then mail it to the Scarborough Town Clerk's Office at P.O. Box 360, Scarborough, ME 04070-0360 or fill out the e‑form request. Absentee ballots will be mailed when they are available. For further information on absentee voting and voter registration, please contact the Scarborough Town Clerk's Office at 730-4020.

Request your absentee ballot by November 2. You can drop off your completed ballot anytime in our secure Drop Box outside of the Town Hall entrance. Or, drop it off inside during business hours.


Vote at Town Hall, Monday-Thursdays from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., from Tuesday, October 10 through Thursday, November 2.


Election Day is on Tuesday, November 7, 2023. Voting will take place at the Scarborough High School, located at 11 Municipal Drive from 7:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

View our Elections page.