School budget, Senate seat on June 14 ballot

The state primary election and municipal school validation referendum will be held Tuesday, June 14.

Westbrook voters will be asked to approve the proposed $35.1 million fiscal year 2016-17 school budget, as well as decide if they would like to continue voting to approve the school budget each year. 

The school budget is up about $1 million from this year’s $34.1 million budget, but revenue has also increased by $831,000.

For those enrolled in the Democratic party, there will be a primary election for Senate District 28, which includes portions of Portland and Westbrook. 

Mark Dion, Jill Duson and Ann Peoples all vie to secure the Democratic nomination for the seat vacated by Sen. Anne Haskell. Each candidate has a wealth of political experience.

In order to receive a state ballot for the primary election, voters must be enrolled in a party. Voters do not have to have a party affiliation in order to vote on the school budget validation. 

The Westbrook City Clerk’s office will be hosting extended hours Thursday, June 9, for voter registration. The office in City Hall will be open from 8:30 a.m.- 7 p.m. The statewide deadline for ordering an absentee ballot is also June 9. 

Polls will be open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. on Election Day. 

A Closer Look

The state primary and municipal school validation referendum is Tuesday, June 14, from 7 a.m. – 8 p.m. Westbrook polling locations are:

Wards 1 & 4: Westbrook Community Center gym (426 Bridge St.)

Wards 2 & 3: Westbrook Armory (120 Stroudwater St.)

Ward 5: Prides Corner Congregational Church (235 Pride St.)