2023 Statewide Consumer Council Representatives & Local Council Officer Positions Elections Notice

The elections will be conducted:

Farmington Local Council
10-17-23 (Tuesday)
1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

Bangor Local Council
10-24-23 (Tuesday)
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Augusta Local Council
10-25-23 (Wednesday)
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM

Greater Lewiston/Auburn Area Local Council
10-16-2023 (Monday)
4:00 PM – 6:00 PM

The following positions are open for application:

Statewide Consumer Council Representatives

Augusta Local Council – 3-year term (1 position) and 2-year term (1 position)
Bangor Local Council – 3-year term
Greater Lewiston/Auburn Local Council – 3-year term

Local Council Officers

Farmington Local Council – Chair & Secretary (1-year term)
Augusta Local Council – Chair (1-year term)
Bangor Local Council – Chair & Secretary (1-year term)
Greater Lewiston/Auburn Local Council – Chair & Secretary (1-year term)

All meetings will be Hybrid

To join by video: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8938611710

To join by phone only (no computer needed), dial: 1-929-205-6099

No Password Needed!

PLEASE NOTE: The Statewide Consumer Council (SCC) is the governing body/legal board of directors with all the responsibilities that come with that position!

How to Apply

Anyone wishing to apply for a position must complete and submit the CCSM Elected Representative Application. Candidates are also required to read the SCC Representative Duties & Responsibilities. Both documents can be obtained by clicking on the links below or by contacting the CCSM Office: 1-877-207-5073.

All applications can be mailed, faxed, or emailed to the CCSM:

Consumer Council System of Maine
ATT: Regional Meeting Elections
219 Capitol Street, Suite 7
Augusta, ME 04330

EMAIL: [email protected]

FAX: 207-430-8301

It is the applicant’s responsibility to contact the CCSM office to make sure their application was received.

Election Process

At each meeting, qualified candidates will be permitted to present a brief oral statement and respond to questions from those in attendance. All candidates will be given an equal amount of time for statements and questions.

Candidates MUST attend the local council meeting in which they are running.

At the conclusion of all statements and questions, attendees who identify as having lived mental health experiences will take a vote by ballot. Each person qualified to vote, including the candidates, may vote for only one candidate per ballot. At every election the CCSM holds, there is a “No Choice” option on each ballot. This option can be selected if you feel the candidate(s) are not qualified for the position. The candidates with the highest number of votes will be deemed selected to the Statewide Consumer Council or as an officer to a Local Council and will take office immediately.

The CCSM has the discretion to enact any additional procedures necessary to conduct the selection process, so long as they do not conflict with the CCSM Governance Guidelines or any other law.