June 12, 2012 - Primary Election Â & Municipal Election
Primary Elections determine each partyâ€™s nomination of candidates for US Senate and Representative to Congress, and qualified State and County offices.Â (The Office of President is not included in Primary Elections in Maine; each partyâ€™s nomination of a presidential candidate is done at party conventions held during the Presidential Election year.)Â Party candidates who are elected at the Primary qualify t o appear on the General Election ballot the following November. In Maine, the Primary Election is held on the second Tuesday in June of each even-numbered year.Â
Maine currently has three qualified parties:Â Democratic, Green Independent, and Republican.Â (Note:Â although some unenrolled candidates choose to designate themselves as â€śIndependent,â€ť there is no â€śIndependentâ€ť party in Maine now).Â
Offices included in the 2012 Primary Election are United States Senator, Representative to Congress (both districts), all 35 State Senate districts, all 151 State Representative districts, and the following county offices, which vary depending on the county:Â Judge of Probate, Register of Probate, County Treasurer, Register of Deeds, Sheriff, District Attorney and County Commissioner.Â
The Municipal Election is for the prurpose of electing two Falmouth citizens to serve three years on the Falmouth Town Council and to elect two Falmouth citizens to serve a three year term on the Falmouth School Board.