Notice of Special Lewiston LC Election – July 2023

The Lewiston Local Council elections will be conducted at the July 19, 2023, local council meeting. This is for a 2-year term to fill a vacancy on the Statewide Consumer Council board for Lewiston members. 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’s Responsibilities

To view the Local Council Elected Officers’ Responsibilities:

Applications for SCC positions must be received no later than July 12, 2023.

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: [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

Board members will be selected by a ballot vote at their July 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 at which they are running for a Representative Seat.

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 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.