City of Augusta, ME
Kennebec County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Augusta as Ch. 7 of the 1990 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 1-8-1990 by Ord. No. 298; 12-20-1993 by Ord. No. 321; 6-21-2004 by Ord. No. 90; 5-1-2014 by Ord. No. 14-075]
Ward boundaries shall be as follows:
A. 
Ward 1: Starting at a point in the middle of Bond Brook at the Augusta/Manchester municipal boundary and proceeding easterly following Bond Brook to a point directly north of the terminus of North Street. Then turning directly south to the terminus of North Street and following North Street to its intersection with Bridge Street. Then turning east on Bridge Street to its intersection with State Street. Then turning north on State Street to its intersection with Laurel Street. Then turning east on Laurel Street to its intersection with Water Street. Then turning south on Water Street to the State of Maine railroad trestle underpass. Then turning east and following the railroad trestle to a point in the middle of the Kennebec River. Then turning south and following the Kennebec River to a point in the center of the river where the Memorial Bridge crosses the river. Then turning west on Memorial Bridge to Memorial Drive and proceeding to the center of Memorial Circle. Then turning south on State Street to the intersection of Capitol Street. Then turning west on Capital Street to the intersection of Sewall Street. Then turning south on Sewall Street to the Augusta/Hallowell municipal boundary. Then turning west and following the municipal boundary back to the point of beginning.
B. 
Ward 2: Starting at the intersection of South Belfast Avenue and the Augusta municipal boundary and proceeding westerly on South Belfast Avenue to the point where it intersects with Cony Street. Turning west on Cony Street and following it to the western bank of the Kennebec River where the road becomes Bridge Street. Proceeding west on Bridge Street to a point in the middle of the Calumet Crossing at Old Fort Western Bridge. Turning south and following the Kennebec River to a point in the center of the river where the Memorial Bridge crosses the river. Then turning west on Memorial Bridge to Memorial Drive and proceeding to the center of Memorial Circle. Then turning south on State Street to the intersection of Capitol Street. Then turning west on Capitol Street to the intersection of Sewall Street. Then turning south on Sewall Street to the Augusta/Hallowell municipal boundary. Then turning east and following the municipal boundary back to the point of beginning.
C. 
Ward 3: Starting at a point in the middle of Bond Brook at the Augusta/Manchester municipal boundary and proceeding easterly following Bond Brook to a point directly north of the terminus of North Street. Then turning directly south to the terminus of North Street and following North Street to its intersection with Bridge Street. Then turning east on Bridge Street to its intersection with State Street. Then turning north on State Street to its intersection with Laurel Street. Then turning east on Laurel Street to its intersection with Water Street. Then turning south on Water Street to the State of Maine railroad trestle underpass. Then turning east and following the railroad trestle to a point in the middle of the Kennebec River. Turning north and following the Kennebec River to its intersection with the Augusta municipal boundary. Then turning west and following the Augusta municipal boundary to the point of beginning.
D. 
Ward 4: Starting at the intersection of South Belfast Avenue and the Augusta municipal boundary and proceeding westerly on South Belfast Avenue to the point where it intersects with Cony Street. Turning west on Cony Street and following it to the western bank of the Kennebec River where the road becomes Bridge Street. Proceeding west on Bridge Street to a point in the middle of the Calumet Crossing at Old Fort Western Bridge. Turning north and following the Kennebec River to its intersection with the Augusta municipal boundary. Then turning east and following the Augusta municipal boundary to the point of beginning.
[Amended 4-17-1990 by Ord. No. 376; 8-20-1990 by Ord. No. 497; 9-5-2006 by Ord. No. 139; 7-21-2011 by Ord. No. 11-92; 3-7-2013 by Ord. No. 13-035]
A. 
For the purposes of this section, the term "voting place" shall mean the building in which ballots are cast at an election.
B. 
The voting places in the City wards are the following:
Ward 1: Augusta State Armory
Ward 2: City Center
Ward 3: Augusta Civic Center
Ward 4: Cony High School
C. 
The voting place locations described in Subsection B of this section may be temporarily changed by Council order, provided that the alternative locations and procedures comply with applicable state statutes.
The form of warrants for calling meetings of the citizens of the several wards shall be as prescribed for state elections and shall be on file in the City Clerk's office.
All warrants for calling ward meetings shall be served by a constable or resident of the City; warrants for ward meetings shall be returned to the wardens of the several wards, on or before the time of meeting therein named.
[Amended 10-5-1998 Ord. No. 673]
The service of notices of election for ward meetings shall be made by posting copies thereof in at least one public and conspicuous place in the ward mentioned in the notice of election, at least seven days before the time of the meeting mentioned therein.
It shall be the duty of the Mayor and Council to fix the time when the polls shall be opened and they shall insert the same in all warrants for elections.
A. 
It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in any activities, other than those directly related to the election process for the election then being held, within 250 feet of the entrance to the polling places or within the polling places themselves during such time as the polls are opened for any election.
B. 
Such activities shall include, but not be limited to, solicitation of information, distribution of information or material, solicitation of signatures, solicitation of endorsements.
[Amended 8-15-1988 by Ord. No. 441; 7-2-1990 by Ord. No. 469]
Nomination papers for the election of municipal officers, chairpersons and members of the Board of Education shall be in an approved form, a copy of which is on file in the City Clerk's office.[1]
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Editor's Note: A charter amendment adopted 11-11-1998 repealed former Art. II, §§ 7-26 through 7-40, of the 1990 Code, regarding initiative and referendum, which immediately followed this article. Former Art. II was derived from Code 1970, §§ 8-17 through 8-31; as amended 6-18-1990 by Ord. No. 440 and 7-16-1990 by Ord. No. 470. See now City Charter Art. V-A.