Voting & Elections
November 8, 2022 Election
Election Day is Tuesday, November 8, 2022 for the Municipal and Referendum Election, and the State of Maine General Election. Learn more about voter information and what will be on the municipal and referendum ballots.
On the Ballot
There will be 4 ballots: 1 State General Election Ballot, 1 Municipal General/Referendum Election Ballot and 2 Municipal Charter Ballots. All ballots will be two-sided. Be sure to double check when voting that you have voted on both sides of the ballots. Click Here to view sample ballots.
There are seven total referendum questions on the November 2022 ballot. Proposed amendments include:
- Increase Town Councilor salary from $1,500 to $2,500 (to take effect after November 2024 elections)
- Increase Board of Education salary from $1,500 to $2,500 (to take effect after November 2024 elections)
- Change annual audit requirement to be completed and delivered to the Town Council not later than December 30th with the addition of the language “or as feasible prior to the budget process”.
- Further amend a Vacancies section to indicate that it is up to the discretion of the Town Council, not the Board of Education, the option to fill a vacancy for the unexpired term by a special election if the seat becomes vacant within six (6) months prior to the next regular Town election.
- Amendments to preparation and submission of the budget, which includes the addition of an itemized statement of all capital assets over $100,000 in value and replacement schedule, the distinction of cash contributions, donations, or gifts to any non-governmental organizations to be delineated in separate line items, and the addition of an itemized statement of specific capital investment recommended for the next five (5) years.
- Amendments to Nominations and Elections section to move the Board of Education election from November to June and adjust the nomination period accordingly.
- Require voter referendum on long-term financial obligations greater than $600,000 (capital improvement or single item, purchased or leased for longer than a 5-year term).
Order No. 22-080 provides the full details of each proposed amendment as will be outlined on the ballot.
Library Expansion Project
The following question will be on the ballot: Shall the Order entitled “Order authorizing renovation, expansion, and equipping of Scarborough Public Library, authorizing issuance of up to $12,938,995 in general obligation bonds of the Town of Scarborough and appropriating the bond proceeds for the project" be approved?
All capital expenditures over $400,000 require voter approval per Town Charter. The Library Board of Trustees has requested that the voters consider granting appropriation authority up to $12,938,995, with financing to come from General Obligations Bonds for Library expansion at the existing site. The Trustees have pledged private funding to cover any costs over $12,938,995, including relocation expenses to allow the Library to operate in a temporary location during construction. Private support will be raised through a capital campaign, and the Library began this planning at the start of 2022.
Candidates that will appear on the November 8th Municipal Ballot:
Town Council (2 Seats)
- Shupe, Karin B.
- Sither, April V.
Board of Education – 3 Year (2 Seats)
- Gammon, Carolyn L.
- Tarpinian, Frayla A.
Board of Education – 1 Year (1 Seat)
- Maiorino, Brian M.
Sanitary District Trustees (2 Seats)
- Carroll, Joseph M.
View current councilors on our Town Council page.
Thursday, October 13
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 the recording on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD5Y8CFy5HpXMftV3xX73aw
Prepare to Vote
Register 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 19, 2022.
Find out more on Voter Registration on the Secretary of State's webpage.
Absentee Ballot Requests
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 3. 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, weekdays from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., from Tuesday, October 11 through Thursday, November 3. Town Hall is open until 6:00 p.m. on the first and third Wednesday each month. Voting will be extended to 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19 and Wednesday, November 2.
Town Hall will also be open one weekend day for additional voting accommodations. Vote early in-person on Saturday, October 22 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Election Day is on Tuesday, November 8, 2022. 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.