BANGOR — There will be two referendum questions on Bangor city ballots on Nov. 2.
Bangor City Clerk Lisa Goodwin said the first referendum question will change the placement of the voter selection indicator to be consistent with what is reflected on state ballots.
“Right now our charter says it has to be to the right of the name. Sometimes the state ballot is to the left,” Goodwin said. “So we wanna make it uniform for the voter so that on both ballots they’re looking at the indicator on the same side and not switching back and forth because that just confuses the voter and we just wanna make everything easy for them.”
The other charter change is to expand the time frame for when nomination papers are due back to the city clerk’s office.
“That allows us to prepare our documents and get them ready so that we can do the accessible ballot for anybody that has a disability and wants to vote the electronic ballot,” Goodwin said.
Goodwin said the current time frame setup makes meeting the deadlines very difficult.
Also on the ballot are choices for city council and school committee.
Goodwin encourages everyone to vote and have their voices heard.
“Everybody’s vote does count. When you have local races, I mean, the races can be pretty close. So, ya know its really important to get out there and support your candidates and to vote for the people that you want to represent you.”
Goodwin said the deadline for requesting an absentee ballot is this Thursday.
Early voting is also available at the Cross Insurance Center this week Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m.
The polls officially open Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.