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ELECTION DAY IS DRAWING NEAR 

ELECTION DAY IS LESS THAN A MONTH AWAY… BUT PLENTY OF MAINERS ARE ALREADY CASTING THEIR BALLOTS…..

ABSENTEE VOTING IS WAY UP ACROSS THE STATE THIS YEAR…..

IN BANGOR… CITY CLERK PATTI DUBOIS SAYS SHE’S ALREADY RECEIVED FIFTEEN HUNDRED REQUESTS…..

ORONO IS ALSO BEING FLOODED WITH REQUESTS FOR ABSENTEE BALLOTS…..

DUBOIS SAYS MANY FOLKS ARE CHOOSING ABSENTEE BECAUSE IT’S MORE CONVENIENT THAN GOING TO THE POLLS…..

BUT DUBOIS ADDS, THERE ARE STILL SOME MISCONCEPTIONS OUT THERE ABOUT VOTING AHEAD OF TIME…

&quot:some people have the myth that absentee ballots aren’t counted unless there’s a recount or a tie…that’s not true. All absentee ballots are counted…just not processed until election day.&quot:

DUBOIS SAYS SOME FOLKS ALSO AREN’T AWARE THAT ABSENTEE VOTING IS NOW AVAILABLE TO EVERY REGISTERED VOTER…..

IN THE PAST… YOU HAD TO HAVE AN EXCUSE…LIKE ILLNESS… OR BEING OUT-OF-STATE…..

BUT THAT CHANGED IN 2000… AND NOW EVERYONE CAN VOTE ABSENTEE…..

TO REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT… YOU SIMPLY NEED TO CALL YOUR LOCAL TOWN CLERK….