Elections and Annual Town Meeting

Voting Districts

Congressional: 1
State Senate: 17
State Representative: 56
County Commissioner: 2

Polling Place

Sportsmen’s Club
2261 Hallowell Rd
Open 8 am – 8 pm


2023 Upcoming Elections/Election Events

Nov 2023

Nov 7th — State Referendums — Detailed information is found at https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/upcoming/index.html Look for the “Citizen’s Guide to the Referendum Election.”
Vote from 8 am to 8 pm at the Sportsmen’s Club

Nov 7th — RSU4 FOURTH BUDGET VALIDATION ELECTION — Absentee ballots available after October 23rd. Vote from 8 am to 8 pm at the Sportsmen’s Club

Oct 2023

!!!VOTE TODAY !!!  RSU4 Budget Voting — Tue Oct 3:

The School Board is proposing an additional $369,400 reduction since the last vote, for a total reduction of $693,158 since the initial budget. Slides may be viewed here https://www.rsu4.org/page/budget.  Vote Tuesday, October 3rd at the Sportsmen’s Club.  We feel it is worth your time to listen to the presentation and public comments in the first 20 minutes of the School Board meeting of Aug 30 https://www.youtube.com/@rsu4webmaster611/streams.

June 2023

General Election – Tuesday, June 13th at the Litchfield Sportsmen’s Club 2261 Hallowell Rd
Town Meeting – Saturday, June 17th at the Carrie Ricker School gymnasium

2023 Town Warrant

2023 RSU4 Budget Validation Warrant

2023 RSU4 Notice of Amounts

2023 RSU4 Bond Referendum Warrant

Sample Ballots:

June 2023 Municipal Absentee Ballot Application

June 2023 Official Ballot SAMPLE

June 2023 Sample Ballots (All) – (RSU4 Budget Information)

Voting for the Municipal Election will be held at the Sportsmen’s Club, on June 13th, from 8am to 8pm.

Absentee Ballot Applications are now available at the Town Office.

About Absentee Ballots:

Applications for absentee ballots and early voting now available at the town office.  To obtain a ballot you must be registered to vote here in Litchfield.  There are 3 ways to obtain a ballot:

  1. Vote early in person – come in to the town office during regular business hours to vote in person by absentee ballot.
  2. Application by phone – obtain a ballot through the mail by telephone request. The request must come directly from the voter.
  3. Application in person – pick up a ballot, for yourself or an immediate family member, by completing an application in person.

If you are not yet registered (or not sure if you are registered) please contact the town office and we will gladly help you.



2022 Elections/Election Events

RSU4 School Construction Referendum

Voting for the RSU4 Construction was held at the Sportsmen’s Club, on August 9th, from 8am to 8pm.

Annual Town Meeting 2022

The Annual Town Meeting was held on Saturday, June 18th at the Carrie Ricker School, in the gym, beginning at 10am.

Town Warrant 2022-23


Sample RSU#4 Ballot
Selectmen recommends: Ought not to pass
Budget Committee Recommends: Ought not to pass
RSU4 Budget Increase


Sample Municipal Ballot

Select Board (one position open):
Rayna Leibowitz
Scott Weeks

RSU#4 (one position open):
Jill Bouchard

Academy Trustees (three positions open):
Earl Lamoreau Jr.
Rayna Leibowitz

Budget Committee (three positions open):
Larry Bell
Bruce Doyle
Jennifer Libby


Primary Ballot Results:   Republican – 254 Votes    Democratic – 134 Votes

RSU#4 Budget Referendum Q1: Yes 239*   No 229   Blank 6      Q2: Yes 302*   No 160   Blank 12

Warden’s Municipal Tally Sheet Final Totals
Total # ballots 482
Scott Weeks* 306
Rayna Leibowitz 160
School Board, RSU4
Jill Bouchard* 384
Academy Trustees
Earl Lamoreau Jr. * 375
Rayna Leibowitz* 316
Budget Committee
Lawrence Bell* 310
Bruce Doyle* 344
Jennifer Libby* 354

2021 Elections/Election Events

Annual Town Meeting 2021

The Annual Town Meeting will be held on Saturday, June 12th at the Carrie Ricker School, beginning at 10am.

RSU #4 Budget Validation Referendum Q1: Yes 173  No 133    Q2: Yes 174  No 130

Q1/2: Liquor License Referendum Q1: Yes 249  No 54    Q2 Yes 236  No 65

Q3: Loan for Roads and Bridges and Grant Matching  Yes 159  No 144

Q4: Loan for matching road and bridge reconstruction grants Yes 205 No 95

Warden’s Municipal Tally Sheet Final Totals
Total # ballots 310
Clarence Gowell III* 162
School Board, RSU4
Kristy Ouellette* 166
Academy Trustees
Joan Thomas* 235
Budget Committee
Elton Wade* 263
Robert Harmon*+   2

*Winner  +Write-in Candidate

2020 Elections/Election Events

General Election: Tuesday, November 3rd 2020 8 am – 8 pm at the Litchfield Sportsmen’s Club
Early voting is available at the Town Office until October 29th.


Municipal Elections: Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 8 am – 8 pm at the Litchfield Sportsmen’s Club
Annual Town Meeting: Saturday, July 18th, 2020 10 am at the Litchfield Fairgrounds in the barn beside the pulling ring.

Town Warrant 2020-21

RSU #4 Budget Validation Referendum Q1: Yes 469 No 326    Q2: Yes 442 No 346

Warden’s Municipal Tally Sheet Final Totals
Total # ballots 807
Gary Parker* 652
School Board, RSU4
Vicki Russell*+ 42
Academy Trustees
Esther Slattery*+ 22
Elton Wade*+ 19
Budget Committee
Tom Wood*+ 28
David Blocher*+ 20
Margaret Martin*+ 20

*Winner   +Write-in Candidate

2019 Elections / Events

Municipal Elections: Tuesday, June 11th, 2019 8 am – 8 pm at the Litchfield Sportsmen’s Club
Annual Town Meeting: Saturday, June 15th, 2019 10 am at the Litchfield Sportsmen’s Club

Town Warrant 2019-20

Warden’s Municipal Tally Sheet Final Totals
Total # ballots 238
Darlene Beaulieu 73
Rayna Leibowitz* 161
School Board, RSU4
Dori Upham* 182
Academy Trustees
Rayna Leibowitz* 185
Earl Lamoreau* 167
Budget Committee
Contacting Write-ins


2018 Elections/Election Events

Annual Town Meeting

The 2018 Annual Town Meeting  was held on Saturday, June 16th VIDEO (or HD Video P1, P2, P3 of 3).  All articles passed.  Article 25 was approved to authorize $194,000 from the Highway Equipment Reserve Fund to be used to purchase a wheeler truck (plow/sander) for Public Works. Article 28 was increased by $6,032 to allow the transfer station to be open 3 days a week (Fri – Sun) 6 months a year during summer/fall. Article 39 was changed to reduce by $7000 the amount authorized for the first year of property revaluation to match the accepted bid. Article 50 was changed to reflect the finalized cost of the county tax, an increase of $13,695.
Town Warrant 2018

2018 Issue Forum
Video -Primary Camera: P1 P2 & P3 of 3  Backup Camera: P1 of 1
Topic Index:
Primary Cam – School Budget P1 0:01 & P2: Roads – P2 11:00; Gustin Road P2 45:00 : Candiates – P2 50:00 &  P3
Backup Cam – School Budget 0:01; Roads 1:10:00; Gustin Road 1:45:00 Candidates 1:52:00

Election Results from Tuesday, June 12th
Ballotpedia reference link
Warden’s Municipal Tally Sheet Final Totals
Total # ballots 814
Renee C. Lachapelle 252
Mark T. Russell* 371
Richard E. Swett 124
Budget Committee
Rodney R. Allen* 444
Elton L. Wade* 508
David Larry 1
Mel Neuindyke 1
Harold Nelson 1
Travis Wheeler 1
RSU #4 School Board
Richard E. Swett 267
Joan M. Thomas* 452
Gary Parker 1
Dave Larry 1
Academy Trustee
Richard E. Swett 257
Joan M. Thomas* 463


Primary Referendum (Ranked Choice Voting)
Statewide: YES – 54%  NO – 46%
Litchfield: YES – 377  NO – 432

RSU#4 School Budget – PASSED
Litchfield: YES – 419  NO – 378
Sabattus: YES – 523   NO – 186
Wales: YES – 216  NO – 76

CentralMaine.com 2018 June Election Results


School Budget Voting Recommendations:

Board of Selectmen: No  – BOS Budget Resolution – 2018
Budget Committee: Yes – 2018-04-23 Ltr to RSU4 Board *

*Note: The Board of Selectmen and Budget committee agree that concerns about school funding and the local formula should be addressed by the school board. Following submission of the Budget Committee letter, more information was provided from the RSU #4 Superintendent and Financial Officer, and the Budget Committee voted to support the proposed budget that includes a Student Resource Officer, as that budget is less than a 2% overall increase from the previous year.


2017 Annual Town Meeting and Warrant:

The 2017 Annual Town Meeting was held Saturday, June 17, 2017, at 10 a.m. at the Sportsmen’s Club.  Approximately 80 people attended.  All articles passed.  Article 11 for General Government was increased by $1000 to cover pest control.  Article 18 for office Equipment/Service was increased by $2000 to allow for the possibility of web redesign.  Article 32 for Web Tech was reduced to zero as it was deemed already appropriated in Article 18.  Article 48 was amended to read “…2017-18.” Article 51 was amended to read “…fiscal year 2017-2018.”  All proposed ordinance changes passed.

2017 Town Meeting Video

2017-18 Litchfield Town Warrant

Proposed ordinance changes (MS Word format, changes marked in red):

LUO2013 06-15-13 – SO1 2017-05-17 Final Draft

Subdivision Ordinance 2017b 2017-05-11 Final Draft


Special Town Meetings and Warrants

2019–Sep. 19, 2019 Special Town Meeting , Fire Truck Purchase Ratification:

Special Town Meeting Warrant 09192019

2017–Mar. 7, 2017 Special Town Meeting , Selectman Election:

2017 0307 Special Town Meeting Warrant (Selectman Election)

2017--Feb. 1, 2017 Special Town Meeting on Marijuana Moratorium:

2017 0201 Special Town Meeting Warrant (Marijuana Moratorium)


2015–The 2015 annual town meeting was held Saturday, June 13, 2015, at 10 a.m. at the Litchfield Sportsmen’s Club.  Approximately 100 people attended.  All articles passed.  Article No. 36 for New Mills and Woodbury Pond Dams was increased to $9,100 from $7,100.  Article No. 28 for capital road improvements was decreased to $410,000 from $610,000.

2015-16 Litchfield Town Warrant

2014–The 2014 annual town meeting was held Saturday, June 14, 2014, at 10 a.m. at the Litchfield Sportsmen’s Club.  Approximately 50 people attended.  All articles passed.  Article 26 was amended to include an additional amount of $25,000 for a total article amount of $318,700.

2014-15 Litchfield Town Warrant