State Representative (ME-34)

Next Election

Nov 06, 2018

Filing Window

Jan 01, 2018 - May 25, 2018

Description

The Maine State House of Representatives is the lower house of the bicameral Maine State Legislature. The House has 154 members, who each represent one district, which results in about 8,800 constituents per representative. Primary responsibilities of a house representative include, developing budget packages, making taxation decisions, passing legislation, allocating spending, and redistricting in collaboration with other house members and the state senate. Additionally, the house has the exclusive authority to impeach state officials, who will then be tried by the senate. A house member serves a two-year term, with a limit of four terms. The salary of the position is $14,074/year for first regular session; $9,982/year for second regular session and $70/day per diem for meals and lodging.

Application Guidelines
1) Contact the Maine Department of the Secretary of State Division of Elections to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the required filing forms. 2) Complete the required filing forms and submit the filing forms to the Maine Department of the Secretary of State Division of Elections. The required forms include petition signatures, a Candidate Consent form and if you plan to run as a non-party candidates, Certificate of Candidate Unenrollment to confirm you are not party affiliated. If you plan to run as a party candidate, please contact your local political party for details on how to run as a party candidate. All candidates should inquire about the campaign finance rules and regulations with the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics. 3) Nominating petitions are due to the local registrar on May 25th of the election year (if May 25th falls on a holiday or weekend, then the date the nominating petitions are due to the local registrar will be the following business day). Petition signature requirements vary by office. Once certified by the local registrar, the petitions in addition to the Certificate of Candidate Unenrollment which is issued by the local registrar, are due to the Maine Department of the Secretary of State Division of Elections on June 1st of the election year (if June 1st falls on a holiday or weekend, then the date the nominating petitions are due to the Maine Department of the Secretary of State Division of Elections will be the following business day). If you have any questions or concerns you are encouraged to contact the Maine Department of the Secretary of State Division of Elections at (207) 624-7650 or visit the Division of Elections website: www.maine.gov/sos. The 2016 candidates guide can be found here: http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/candidate/2016guide.pdf.

Submit application to:
Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions , 101 State House Station, Augusta, ME, 04333, US