Notice of SCC & LC Elections- October 2022

The annual Statewide Consumer Council (SCC) elections and Local Council Officer elections will be conducted at each local council meeting during the month of October.

The following SCC positions are open for application:

Bangor Local Council: 3-year term (1 position)Lewiston Local Council: 2-year term (1 position)
Farmington Local Council: 2-year term (1 position)Portland Local Council: 3-year term (2 positions)
Rumford:  3-year term (1 position) and 2-year term (1 position)

Each local council is also electing Chairs, Co-Chairs and Secretaries. Each position is a one-year term.

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

You may nominate yourself by completing the CCSM Elected Representative Application. Anyone wishing to run for a position is required to read the SCC Representative Responsibilities and/or Local Council Officer Responsibilities. These documents can be obtained below or by contacting the CCSM Office: 1-877-207-5073.

To download the CCSM Elected Representative Application:

To view the SCC Representative Responsibilities

To view the Local Council Elected Officers Responsibilities:

Applications for SCC positions must be received no later than October 21, 2022

Applications for Local Council Officer positions must be received by the dates below:

Bangor Local Council- October 18, 2022

Farmington Local Council- October 11, 2022

Lewiston Local Council- October 12, 2022

Portland Local Council- September 27, 2022

Rumford Local Council- October 4, 2022

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

Consumer Council System of Maine
ATT: SCC /LC Rep Elections
219 Capitol Street, Suite 7
Augusta, ME 04330
EMAIL:  info@maineccsm.org
FAX: 207-430-8301  

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

Election Process

Board members & LC Officers will be selected by a ballot vote at their October Local Council meeting. Each qualified candidate 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 which they are running for a Representative Seat.

At the conclusion of all statements and questions, attendees who identify as having lived mental health experience 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 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.