Title

"City" piece on Portland's city elections, which city councilor Jim Cloutier wan

Authors

Connie Pacillo

Source

Casco Bay Weekly

Date

6-24-1999

Pages

7

Abstract

"City" piece on Portland's city elections, which city councilor Jim Cloutier wants to move from May to June because not enough people participate. In May 1999, only 6,211 of the city's 37,155 registered voters cast ballots, and that was an improvement over prior years. Cloutier says holding municipal elections on the same date as the state primary elections in June would save taxpayers up to $25,000. While there is opposition from some against any change, Councilor Tom Kane supports the plan, but would rather see the elections moved to November. Gary Wood, attorney for the city, said any move would require a change in the city's charter that would have to be approved by both the city council and the voters.

Subjects

Elections

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