Cape Elizabeth election ballot starting to take shape

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CAPE ELIZABETH — Nomination papers are available for six Town Council and School Board seats in the Nov. 3 election.

Nomination papers became available on July 27. Once completed with 25-100 signatures, the papers are due back to the town clerk by Sept. 4 at 4 p.m.

The three open Town Council seats are currently held by Councilors Jessica Sullivan, Jamie Wagner and Jim Walsh. Each seat is is for a three-year term.

Sullivan is seeking a third term and has already returned her papers and had them verified. As of Aug. 5, Walsh, who is in his second term, and Wagner, who is in his first term, hadn’t taken out papers.

Papers have been taken out for Town Council seats by Randi Bollenbach and Victoria Volent. Volent is on the Planning Board, where her term is expiring.

Three, three-year terms on the School Board are also up for election.

The seats are held by John Christie III, David Hillman, and Mary Williams-Hewitt, all of whom are finishing their second terms. As of Aug. 5, none of them had taken out papers.

Papers have been taken out by Elizabeth Scifres and John Voltz. Scifres previously served one term on the School Board, from 2011-2014, and lost a re-election bid last year. Voltz was the creator of a petition in May asking the Town Council to restore the full School Board budget after it was cut.

A five-year term on the Portland Water District Board of Trustees is also up for election, but papers must be obtained in South Portland, because the seat represents the city as well as Cape Elizabeth. Papers are due back to the South Portland town clerk by Sept.8 at 4:30 p.m. and signatures are required from 35 Cape Elizabeth residents and 100 South Portland residents.

The seat is currently held by John Brady.

Kate Gardner can be reached at 781-3661 ext. 125 or Follow her on Twitter: @katevgardner.

I'm a reporter for The Forecaster covering Freeport, Yarmouth, Chebeague Island, and Cape Elizabeth. I'm from a small town in NH no one's ever heard of. When not reporting, I can be found eating pasta and reading books, often at the same time.