CAMDEN, Maine — With the deadline Monday for candidates to file nomination papers to get on the June town ballot, an influx of people have jumped into the races.
There are two open seats to the selectboard for the posts held by John French Jr. and Morgan Laidlaw. Laidlaw is not seeking a second term.
Five people have filed their papers for those two seats while two others have taken out papers but have not yet returned them.
Incumbent French, John Lewis, Mary Lowe Quinn, Matthew Lewis and Diane Robin McIntosh have returned papers for the two seats on the selectboard. Brandon Kimble and Leonard Lookner have taken out papers but not yet returned them.
The seats are for three years.
Three people are seeking two three-year seats on the School Administrative District 28/Five-Town Community School District boards: Incumbent Robert Lawson, Christopher Richmond and Patricia Libby-Lincoln. The other incumbent, Kelly Briggs, has not sought re-election.
Nomination papers must be returned to the town office by 3:30 p.m. Monday to get on the June 12 ballot.
Polls will be open 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12, at the fire station. The town meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on June 13 at the Camden Opera House.