A special municipal election will be held on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, to fill a vacant seat on the Bangor City Council.

That date is obviously months away, but we bring it up because the deadline for nominee petitions is coming up.

If you are hoping to run for office, you must submit your paperwork before April 5.

The reason for the special election in the City of Bangor is to replace the late Sarah Dubay. Sarah passed away from lung cancer in November last year. She was only 46 years old.

She was well-liked as well as respected.

Sarah made a tremendous impact on the greater Bangor community from her involvement with the University of Maine Alumni Association, and her service as chair of the Penquis board and on the Bangor city council,

Bangor Councilor Dan Tremble, at the time of her death, shared on social media

Her smile and personality lit up a room and her loss will be felt by our community for years

City Councilors are elected at large for three-year terms. Anyone interested in becoming a candidate must collect signatures from registered voters in Bangor through a petition process.

Meanwhile in Hancock County ...

Also on the same day, June 14, as Bangor’s special election, there will be a special election for State Senate District 7 in Hancock County.

A vacancy was created in State Senate District 7 when Louis J. Luchini, a member of the 130th Legislature, resigned on January 18, 2022.

The filing deadline for candidates to be listed on the ballot was February 16, and those candidates are Nicole Grohoski of Ellsworth, Brian Langley of Ellsworth and Benjamin Meiklejohn of Mount Desert.

Maine Senate District 7 comprises Amherst, Aurora, Bar Harbor, Blue Hill, Brooklin, Brooksville, Central Hancock Unorganized Territory, Cranberry Isles, Deer Isle, Eastbrook, Ellsworth, Franklin, Frenchboro, Hancock, Lamoine, Mariaville, Marshall Island Township, Mount Desert, Osborn, Otis, Sedgwick, Sorrento, Southwest Harbor, Stonington, Surry, Swan’s Island, Tremont, Trenton, Waltham, and part of East Hancock Unorganized Territory.

More information on these upcoming special elections can be found at the official state of Maine website or on the City of Bangor site.

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