March 11, 2022 Ballot
Select Board Member, Assessor and Overseer of the Poor – 3 year term – Samuel Park
Road Commissioner – 3 year term – Casey Tarbox
School Board Director RSU#57 – 3 year term – Jodi Laine
Referendum Question: To see if the town will authorize the Board of Selectmen to enter into an agreement with Tax Exempt Leasing Corp. for the financing of the Salt and Sand Facility.
Total Cost of Equipment: $700,000.00 / Down Payment: $100,000.00 (Funds to be disbursed from: Salt and Sand Building reserve account) / Financed Amount: $600,000.00 / Payment Frequency: Annual, in arrears (first payment due one year from lease date) / Term: 10-years / Rate: up to 5.00% / Payment: up to $77,702.74 Recommendation of the Select Board: Approval (yes vote) / Recommendation of the Finance Committee: Approval (yes vote) – Yes 129 / No 44
ANNUAL TOWN MEETING / ELECTIONS IS NOW A TWO DAY PROCESS
This is a two part / two day voting system – Candidate/Referendum Questions are voted by secret ballot on Friday, March 11, 2022 from 10:00 am – 8:00 pm at Newfield Town Hall, 23 South Effingham Rd, West Newfield
The meeting resumes at 10:00 am, Saturday, March 12, 2022 at Line Elementary School, 818 Water Street where results of the voting are announced and the warrant articles are voted on.
Be informed, read the booklet – A Citizen’s Guide to Town Meeting below.
Voting is at the Newfield Town Hall, 23 South Effingham Road, West Newfield from 8:00 am – 8:00 pm.
YOU MUST BE A REGISTERED VOTER IN NEWFIELD TO REQUEST AN ABESENTEE BALLOT
Voters may cast an absentee ballot instead of voting in person to minimize interaction with others during this public health pandemic (COVID-19), some voters may prefer voting by absentee ballot. Casting an absentee ballot is convenient and secure. Vote early/Vote absentee.
You may absentee vote in the presence of the Clerk (in the Clerk’s office) during normal office hours up until the close of business on ____________
Deadline to request Absentee Ballot by phone or mail from the Municipal Clerk’s office is close of business on __________________, call 207-793-4348
Ballots may be deposited in the Official Ballot DropBox located next to the entrance of the Town Office, 637 Water Street, Newfield 24 hours a day until 8:00pm on ________________
Secretary of State’s website:
For additional information go to: https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/upcoming/index.html
NEW – Absentee Tracking Service: Peace of mind knowing that your ballot is on its way, and later, that your ballot has been safely received and accepted by the municipal clerk. Click link below –
Understanding Ranked Choice Voting – click link below
To be eligible to vote in Maine, you must meet the following requirements:
New Maine Voters:
Drivers license with physical address or other photo ID. If driver’s license lists a Post Office box, proof of residence is required: Proof can be electric bill, lease agreement, vehicle registration etc.
Social security number – new voters who do not have a valid Maine Driver’s License or Maine State ID, must list the last four digits of their Social Security Number.
For more information, please follow links below.
STATE OF MAINE
Absentee Ballot Request Service – https://www1.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/AbsenteeBallot/index.pl
Absentee Voting Guide – http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/voter-info/absenteeguide.html
Voter Rights – http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/voter-info/right.html