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Castine & Penobscot
Originally published in Castine Patriot, November 1, 2012
Castine Patriot - Polling hours and more for Election Day, November 6

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The last day absentee ballots are available for pick up is Thursday, November 1. All absentee ballots must be returned to the polling station or town office by 8 p.m. on Election Day.

Voters can register any time, up to and including Election Day. To register to vote as a new Maine voter, a voter must have ID (a Maine driver’s license number or list the last four digits of your Social Security Number).

Voters must also have “proof of residency.” This proof can be many different things that have the address of the place of residence in the municipality on it: bills or letters mailed (if not a P.O. Box), a copy of a lease, a tax return, current hunting or fishing license or “any other objective facts that tend to indicate your place of residence.”

If a voter has moved from one Maine town to another, and was previously registered in the state, all the voter needs to register is proof of residency.

All polls are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6.

Castine: Voting at Emerson Hall. Town Clerk and Registrar of Voters Susan Macomber, 326-4502. Office hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Penobscot: Voting at the Penobscot Community School. Town Clerk and Registrar of Voters Mary Ellen Gross, 326-4364. Office hours: Monday 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1-5 p.m.; Tuesday 4-8 p.m.; Thursday 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 2-5 p.m.