ELECTIONS AND VOTING
Town Meeting is held in June in the Helen S. Dunn School gym
Elections are held with the State & Federal elections in the Town Hall.
June 11, 2013
November 5, 2013
Registrar of Voters Jerry Davis
The Town of Greenbush holds their yearly elections to correspond with the State Primaries in June. Due to the State regulations concerning the school systems we now hold our Town Meeting at least a week prior to elections as the Residents must vote by ballot to either accept or decline the School budget.
When a matter of importance necessitates a Special Town Meeting will be called by the Board of Selectmen during the year. Notices of elections and Town Meetings are posted at the Town Office, the Greenbush Post Office, Applebee's Store and Ketch's Olamon Market as well as in the Penobscot Times. Elections are held in the Town Hall 9:00 AM to 8:00PM and annual town meetings are held at the Helen S. Dunn School.
Have you registered to vote?
If not the process is made easy by the State of Maine. Residents may register to vote at any time including at the polls on Election Day. You can register at the Town Office; Motor Vehicle branch office; in most state & federal social service agencies, or at voter registration drives.
Completed voter registration cards may be hand delivered or mailed to your town office or city hall, or sent to the Secretary of State's Office in Augusta, unless it is during the period in wich the voting list has been sealed (21 days prior to the election). Persons attempting to register during this period will be instructed to register at the polling place on election day or at the Town Office.
No matter where you register, youmust provide proof of residencywhich includes, but is not limited to, your driver's license number and/or social security number.
Effective April 10, 2000, Maine has "no reason" absentee voting which permits absentee ballots to be cast at any election by any voter who properly requests a ballot. A voter may cast his/her absentee ballot at the Town Office during regular office hours. Absentee ballots are available approximately 30 days prior to the election and may be requested by:
In writing (voter or immediate family member)
In person (voter or immediate family member)
For more infomation concerning Maine elections: http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/voterguide.html
Upcoming positons available for elected offices:
one 3-year term for board of selectmen
one 3-year term for school board
one 2-year term for school board
one 1-year term for school board
Anyone interested in running for one these seats, please stop by the Town Office to pick up nomination papers which will be available starting March 18, 2013. You must have signatures of at least 25 but not more than 100 people registered to vote in Greenbush to be put on the June ballot. All nomination papers must be turned in no later than April 26, 2013 by 4:00PM.