Thursday, Aug. 27, 2015
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Special election set for Nov. 3 to fill House District 23 vacancy

AUGUSTA ? A special election for the Maine House of Representatives District 23 seat has been scheduled for Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015.

Rep. Michael A. Shaw, D-Standish, announced his resignation from the House seat, which covers part of the Town of Standish, on Aug. 21. Shaw is resigning due to a need to move out of the district for a new job. He was serving his fourth term in the Maine Legislature.

Governor Paul LePage and Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap signed the proclamation announcing the special election to fill the District 23 seat today, Aug. 27.

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 Monday, Sept. 14. Petitions for non-party candidates may be requested from the Elections Division and must also be submitted to the Secretary of State by Monday, Sept. 14 at 5 p.m. Write-in candidates must be declared and file with the Secretary of State by 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25.

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