Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015
Contact: Kristen Muszynski
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Special election set for Nov. 3 to fill House District 19 vacancy

AUGUSTA ? A special election for the Maine House of Representatives District 19 seat has been scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015.

The House seat, which covers part of the City of Sanford, was previously held by Rep. William F. Noon, who died July 15 at the age of 66. He was serving his second term.

Governor Paul LePage and Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap signed the proclamation announcing the special election today, Aug. 11.

Maine?s three political parties, the Democrats, Green Independents and Republicans, will now caucus to choose candidates for the seat. Candidates must be nominated by 5 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 28. Petitions for non-party candidates may be requested from the Elections Division and must also be submitted to the Secretary of State by Friday, Aug. 28 at 5 p.m.  Write-in candidates must be declared and file with the Secretary of State by 5 p.m. on Sept. 14.

The candidate elected by Sanford voters in November will serve out the remainder of Noon?s term, which will run until the General Election in November 2016.