Absentee ballots must be requested by end of business Thursday

Posted Nov. 03, 2011, at 1:20 p.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Secretary of State Charlie Summers says the deadline is arriving for voters to request absentee ballots for Tuesday’s election.

Voters have until the close of business Thursday in their local municipal offices to ask for absentee ballots. But exceptions are allowed in some cases, such as illnesses.

All absentee ballots must be submitted to the municipal clerk by 8 p.m. Election Day, Nov. 8.

For more information about absentee balloting, voter registration, and the referendum election, visit www.maine.gov/sos/cec/ or call 207-624-7650.