Friday, November 3, 2000
Presidential election on Tuesday
While the presidential contest between Vice-president Al Gore and Texas Governor George W. Bush is likely to draw voters to the polls on Tuesday, it's the eight state-wide ballot questions that are likely to keep them there. Town clerk Sarah Andreassen urges all residents to bring along their completed "cheat-sheets," available in the red Voters Guide mailed to all residents or on page 19 of this issue, due to the large number of contests and length of the ballot questions. The polls will be open in the Town Hall on Tuesday, November 7 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Should voters need a long time in the polling booths, it is likely to exacerbate what is expected to be a difficult parking and traffic situation. Selectmen have urged voters to consider using an absentee ballot in advance of election day to ease traffic flow and Andreassen said that, as of Monday, 275 of the approximately 3,200 registered voters have already done so. Voters have until noon on Monday, November 6 to complete an absentee ballot in the town clerk's office. To ease congestion, selectmen have asked those who plan to vote on election day to consider voting between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., carpooling, parking in the town center or, after 4 p.m., in the school parking lot.
Contests for state representative, state senator and Middlesex County Register of Probate are covered on pages 12-13 and ballot question summaries and arguments are on pages 18-19.
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