Scarborough School Budget Validation Referendum - Tuesday, August 4th:
Voting will take place in Town Council Chambers at the Scarborough Municipal Building located at 259 US Route One from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 4, 2015.
The Absentee Ballot [see attachment below] for the School Budget Validation Referendum is available in the Town Clerk’s Office during regular business hours. HOWEVER, any Absentee Ballot issued Wednesday, July 15th through to Wednesday, July 22nd cannot be return until the Town Council adopts the FY2016 School Budget, which is scheduled for Wednesday, July 22nd. Therefore, your ballot can not be returned until Thursday, July 23rd.
Voting without a reason begins on Thursday, July 23rd through Thursday, July 30th during regular business hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and from 8:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesdays.
The voter may request an absentee ballot by completing the Application for an Absentee Ballot [see attachment below] and mailing it to the Scarborough Town Clerk's Office at P.O. Box 360, Scarborough, ME 04070-0360 or the voter can contact the Town Clerk's Office at 730-4020 to make their request for an absentee ballot to be mailed to them.
As of Friday, July 31st and Monday, August 3rd you must have a “Special Circumstance” in order to vote by absentee ballot. You are required to fill out ‘Special Circumstance” Application and check the appropriate box that applies:
Voter must check the applicable box below indicating the reason for this after deadline request:
I will be absent from my municipality of residence unexpectedly during the entire time the polls are open on election day.
I have a physical disability.
I am unable to leave my home or treatment facility due to an incapacity or illness;
I am a resident of a coastal island ward or precinct and am unable to travel to the Polls.
I certify, under penalty of law, that the information provided on this application is true.
Detailed information about the school budget may be found on the Scarborough Schools Web site: http://www.scarboroughschools.org/board-of-education/budget
If the referendum vote does not pass on Tuesday, August 4th, another budget meeting must be held at least 10 days after the Validation Referendum Election and another budget must be approved. The revised budget will be submitted to the voters for validation at a third Validation Referendum Election. This process must be repeated until a budget is validated at a referendum election.