Nine Towns Can Vote Early

Your vote is your voice.  You can make that voice heard earlier than the rest of the crowd in 9 Maine towns this week.  Early voting, which is separate from Maine’s absentee voting program, has been launched to make voting easier and attempt to increase voter turnout.  Absentee votes create extra clerical work for town officials.  Early voting functions in exactly the same way as when you vote on voting day.  Head to the polls, fill in your bubbles or check boxes, and drop your vote in the ballot box.  Ballots are locked in a safe at the end of each day.

So if you live in Augusta, Bangor, Cumberland, Falmouth, Gorham, Hallowell, Saco, Scarborough or Standish beat the crowds and vote early.  Then on voting day you can kick back and relax.  Check your town website for more information.

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Repeal School Consolidation NOW

Numbers don’t say much by themselves. People can take a set of numbers and tell a story. Those who want to keep the current school consolidation law want to tell you a story. They want to tell you consolidation is working. 85% of Maine students are in districts already in compliance with consolidation law. A repeal of consolidation law will cost taxpayers $37 million every year, supporters say. Consolidation supporters want to construct a story around those numbers to scare you into believing a repeal will cause more programs to be slashed. When you look at the truth behind their we find their story is flawed.  School consolidation has not worked and must be repealed. Continue reading