U.S. Senator (ME-Jr.)
Employer / Organization
Nov 05, 2024
Jan 01, 2024 - Jun 01, 2024
Each of the 50 United States is represented by two United States Senators, and the 100 senators serve in the United States Senate, which along with the United States Congress comprise the entire federal legislative branch of U.S. Government. U.S. Senators are responsible for drafting and voting on federal laws for the United States. The work of preparing and considering legislation is done by standing committees, and in addition there are special committees as well as joint committees (committees with U.S. Representatives and Senators). The U.S. Senate has special duties including the responsibility to confirm major presidential appointments, including Supreme Court Justices. All U.S. treaties with other countries must be approved by a 2/3rds vote in the Senate, and U.S. Senators vote upon impeachment of elected officials, with a 2/3rds vote for impeachment resulting in the removal of office. Congressional bills, after having been passed by the Senate and House of Representatives, must be signed by the president of the United States within 10 days of their submission, or they become law automatically, unless Congress is not in session. If vetoed by the president, a bill may become law only by its repassage by a two-thirds majority in each house. The Constitution requires a regular annual meeting of Congress, which begins on Jan. 3 each year. The proceedings of Congress are recorded in the Congressional Record, and U.S. Senators have offices in Washington D.C. and often in several locations in their home states to address concerns of the citizens they represent. The yearly salary for a United States Senator is $174,000.
Application Guidelines1) Contact the Maine Department of the Secretary of State Division of Elections to confirm that your registered address qualifies you for the position you intend to run for, and that you meet other office specific qualifications. Obtain the required filing forms. 2) Complete the required filing forms and submit the filing forms to the Maine Department of the Secretary of State Division of Elections. The required forms include petition signatures, a “Candidate’s Consent” form and if you plan to run as a non-party candidates, a “Certificate of Candidate Unenrollment” to confirm you are not party affiliated. If you plan to run as a party candidate, please contact your local political party for details on how to run as a party candidate. All candidates should inquire about the campaign finance rules and regulations with the Maine Commission on Governmental Ethics. 3) Nominating petitions are due to the local registrar on May 25th of the election year (if May 25th falls on a holiday or weekend, then the date the nominating petitions are due to the local registrar will be the following business day). Petition signature requirements vary by office. Once certified by the local registrar, the petitions in addition to the “Certificate of Candidate Unenrollment,” which is issued by the local registrar, are due to the Maine Department of the Secretary of State Division of Elections on June 1st of the election year (if June 1st falls on a holiday or weekend, then the date the nominating petitions are due to the Maine Department of the Secretary of State Division of Elections will be the following business day). If you have any questions or concerns you are encouraged to contact the Maine Department of the Secretary of State Division of Elections at (207) 624-7650 or visit the Division of Elections website: www.maine.gov/sos. The 2016 candidates guide can be found here: http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/candidate/2016guide.pdf.
Submit application to:
Maine Bureau of Corporations, Elections and Commissions , 101 State House Station, Augusta, ME, 04333, US