Monday night, Bangor city council voted in favor of consolidating all voting to the Bangor Civic Center.
In 2006, the city decided to consolidate the number of polling places from eight down to four. Now, the process will be streamlined even more.
City clerk Patty Dubois says about half of all Bangor residents didn’t even head to the poll on the last election day. They instead cast absentee ballots, or took advantage of early voting now offered by the city.
Dubois says the consolidation will resolve any confusion among residents about where they should go to vote and bring the staff together at one locations so that if any problems do arise they can be corrected quickly.
It’s also expected to save the city thousands of dollars each year.