Drop Off In Popularity Of Absentee Ballots May Signal Mainers Not As Excited To Gay-Marry Obama This Election Cycle

Mainers looking Maine-y at the Rumford Meteor, Maine news from the seat of Oxford CountyLEWISTON — Voters across Maine are casting fewer absentee ballots than they did four years ago, perhaps hinting at a dip in turnout for Tuesday’s election. Town and city clerks across the region say they are getting lots of early ballots, but the numbers are hundreds fewer than in 2008 in places as varied as Lewiston-Auburn, Norway, Paris, Farmington, Rumford, Portland and Bangor. “Typically, in a presidential election year when you have an incumbent, you have a little less,” said Kathleen Montejo, Lewiston’s city clerk. In 2008, Lewiston collected 5,492 absentee ballots, Montejo said. By mid-day Friday, the number collected was 4,904. Thursday was the deadline for voters across Maine to request absentee ballots. They have until 8 p.m. Tuesday to turn them in to their municipal offices. (read more at Lewiston Sun Journal)

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