Organizations that qualify for the Community Matters More ballot must meet the following criteria. Therefore, all write-in candidates must meet the same criteria to be eligible:

  • Registered as a 501(c)(3)
  • Organization’s program(s) open to all—nonsectarian
  • Operating offices in Maine or New Hampshire
  • The Bangor Savings Bank Foundation reserves the right to verify and/or reject ballots and nonprofit eligibility
  • Public and/or private schools are not eligible
  • The Foundation does not provide financial support for political organizations or candidates, religious organizations, or activities for sectarian purposes