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Find complete Press Herald coverage of contested local races below, indexed alphabetically by town name.

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Cumberland County
Cape Elizabeth Freeport Gorham Portland Scarborough South Portland Westbrook Windham
York County
Biddeford Old Orchard Beach Saco Sanford Wells

Statewide bond questions

Election night results:
Voters approve $150 million in borrowing in five bond packages

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Large Maine transportation bond has history on its side

Higher education leaders pitch bonds

Biddeford

Election night results:
Casavant re-elected as mayor
Swanton, McCurry, Cote, Quattrone, Mills, Hurtubise, Read, Lessard and Fleurent are voted into the City Council. Read more >>

Mayoral campaign coverage
City Council

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Cape Elizabeth

Election night results:
Newcomer Martha “Molly" MacAuslan and incumbent Caitlin Jordan win Cape council race
In the School Board race, incumbent Michael Moore and Susana Measelle Hubbs won two open seats. Read more >>

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School Board

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Freeport

Election night results:
RSU 5 voters approve high school renovation, but reject sports field upgrade

Gorham

Election night results:
Roullard, Robinson and Hartwell elected to Gorham Town Council

Town Council

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School Board

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Old Orchard Beach

Election night results:
Tousignant, O’Neill and Blow elected in Old Orchard Beach council race
Voters also approved a town charter amendment that would reduce the size of the council from seven members to five. Read more >>

Town Council campaign coverage

Portland

Election night results:
Marijuana ordinance headed for passage

Hinck defeats Lyons in at-large race while Suslovic and Duson win re-election

Trevorrow and Ali win Portland school race

City Council campaign coverage
School Board campaign coverage
Marijuana referendum campaign coverage

Saco

Election night results:
Saco residents overwhelmingly vote to withdraw from RSU 23

Mayoral campaign coverage
City Council campaign coverage
RSU 23 School Board campaign coverage

Sanford

Election night results:
Sanford voters chose Cote as city’s first popularly elected mayor
Kenneth Burgess wins the race for one open City Council seat, while John Roux and Scott Sheppard win three-year terms to the School Committee. Read more >>

Mayoral election campaign coverage
City Council campaign coverage
School Committee campaign coverage

Scarborough

Election night results:
Newcomers William Donovan and Jean-Marie Caterina win council seats
In a three-way race for two School Board seats, political newcomers Jane Leng and Jodi Shea defeat incumbent John Cole.
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Town Council campaign coverage
School Board campaign coverage

South Portland

Election night results:

South Portland voters reject tar-sands question

South Portland voters approve $14 million public works bond, re-elect Tom Blake
Former councilor Maxine Beecher also returns to the City Council, and School Board Chair Rick Carter is also re-elected. Read more >>

City Council

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Waterfront Protection Ordinance

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Bond Referendum

Wells

Ballot questions

Westbrook

Election night results:
Incumbent Mayor Colleen Hilton wins third term
Voters pick Chau, Rairdon and O’Hara for the City Council. Read more >>

Mayor

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City Council

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School Board

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Windham

Election night results:
Two challengers defeat incumbents in town council race; Fleck and Colby win school board race

Town Council

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RSU 14 Board of Directors

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