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Absentee voting available in Brewer

By Nok-Noi Ricker, BDN Staff

BREWER, Maine — All in-person voting for the elections will take place at Brewer Auditorium this year, a change from years past when early votes could be cast at City Hall, City Clerk Pam Ryan said Monday.

“There will be no voting here at City Hall,” she said.

Absentee ballots for the Nov. 4 state and local elections are available and may be obtained by calling the city clerk’s office to have one mailed or by stopping by City Hall.

“I’ve had people walking in all day today,” Ryan said.

Ballots can be mailed or dropped off at the Brewer Auditorium during early voting hours.

Registered voters can vote in person by dropping by the Brewer Auditorium starting on Oct. 20 and casting their vote by absentee ballot or can choose to cast their ballots between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. Election Day.

“That’s if they want to vote in person,” Ryan said.

In-person absentee balloting will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. weekdays, Oct. 20 to Oct. 31, between 8 a.m. and noon Nov. 3, and from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Nov. 3.

Those who still need to register to vote may do so by bringing identification, for proof of age and residency, to:

    The city clerk’s office at 80 North Main St., 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

      The Brewer Auditorium, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Oct. 27-31, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Nov. 3, 8 a.m.-noon Nov. 1, or on Election Day.

      If a resident’s identification doesn’t have the correct address, proof of residency must be provided, Ryan said.

      “We have to see a piece of mail, utility bill, anything that shows their residence,” she said.

      Mail with a post office box address does not qualify, Ryan said.

      Those with questions may call the city clerk’s office at 989-7050.

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