Tuesday, 06 November 2018 09:12

City of Bangor ready for election day Featured

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BANGOR - Election day is here and Mainers will be making decisions on a number of both statewide and local issues.

Applications for absentee voting in Bangor have been coming in since early August.

Bangor City Clerk Lisa Goodwin says with the number of absentee ballots requested, the city expects a busy election day.

"We have had a lot of absentees," said Goodwin. "We've issued, in Bangor, almost 6,400 absentees, so that is telling us that on election day we can expect as many to come out on that day too."

The same pattern can be seen statewide.

Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap says almost 194,000 absentee ballots were requested and more than 155,000 of those ballots have been submitted.

"So that predicts a pretty high turn out," said Dunlap. "If you say that's representative of about a third of our turn out, then you're probably going to have very similar turnout to what we had in 2014, which was a high year."

Dunlap says more than 1,100 absentee ballots were rejected for various reasons.

If you aren't registered to vote in Bangor, you can register the day of.

Just make sure to bring your I.D. and proof of address to the concourse level at the Cross Insurance Center.

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