The Cornish Selectmen announced that they have ordered a shortened nomination process in order to fill a vacancy on the Select-board by utilizing Maine Statute Title 30-A M.R.S.A 2528(4)(e)*. This is pretty much what it sounds like, it allows the nomination process to happen faster.
Cornish Selectman Nomination Schedule:
Monday, December 3, 2018, Nomination papers available
Tuesday, December 18, 2018, Signed nomination papers must be returned to the Town Clerk by 3:00 PM
Thursday, December 20, 2018, Absentee ballots will be available
Thursday, January 17, 2019, from 2:00 PM - 7:00 PM, Voting for Selectmen for a term ending 2020 will take place, followed by a Town Meeting and reading of the results.
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“E. Notwithstanding this subsection, when the municipal officers determine to fill a vacancy under section 2602, which must be filled by election, the municipal officers may designate a shorter time period for the availability of nomination papers, but not less than 10 days before the filing deadline, and may designate a shorter time period for the final date for filing nomination papers, but not less than the 14th day before election day. Notice of the designation shall be posted in the same place or places as town meeting warrants are posted and local representatives of the media shall be notified of the designation.”