Workshops & Training

MTCCA’s Title 21A State Elections Law workshop sponsored by Maine Town and City Clerks’ Association – 9/23/20

Location: Fireside Inn & Suites, 81 Riverside Street, Portland, ME 04103
Time: Registration: 8:30 am to 9:00 am | Class: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm
Cost: MTCCA Members: $60 | Non-Members: $80
Instructors:  Kim McLaughlin, Clerk, Town of Old Orchard Beach; Julie Flynn, Office of the Secretary of State

This workshop, State Elections Title 21-A, is a class that covers all aspects of administering state and federal elections on the municipal level.

Topics to be covered in the workshop include election officials and their various duties, the process for opening the voting place, use of the Central Voter Registration system for election duties, preparing for Election Day, responsibilities for posting the Notice of Election, conducting absentee voting, voting place layout, Election day duties and the related responsibilities of the Clerk and others, accessible voting, procedures for closing the voting place, tabulating results and more.

Clerks who have never conducted an election before are strongly encouraged to attend this workshop.

Manuals/Training Materials

Each participant is to bring a copy of the “Voter Registration and Elections Manual” and the “CVR User Guide,” (latest revised edition). If you do not have one, contact the Elections Division at 624-7650 or

This program is a mandatory course for the Maine Town & City Clerks’ Association Certification Program. Participants must be present for the full day to receive a certificate of completion for the course.


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