LEWISTON — Councilors will cancel their Nov. 6 regular meeting so they don’t interfere with voting and ballot counting on Election Day.

City councilors meet the first and third Tuesday of the month, according to the City Charter, but City Clerk Kathy Montejo said it’s normal practice to cancel a meeting if it falls on election night.

“Every two years, they’re on the ballot, so it makes sense not to have a meeting,” Montejo said. “And even when they’re not on the ballot, the rest of the staff is busy. We use the council chambers to count absentee ballots, so the building isn’t even available.”

Instead, City Administrator Ed Barrett asked councilors to keep their schedules clear on the two previous Tuesdays, Oct. 23 and 30, in case the city needs to call a special meeting.

“That will be up to Ed, based on what needs to get done,” Montejo said.

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