LEWISTON — With absentee ballot voting for the city’s Nov. 3 election well underway, City Hall will be open daily this week for early voting.

City Clerk Kathy Montejo said residents can request absentee ballots through Thursday, Oct. 29, the last day according to state law.

Montejo said 1,500 people have requested absentee ballots so far.

Residents can call the Clerk’s Office at 207-513-3124 to request a ballot, register online at lewistonmaine.gov or the Maine Secretary of State’s office.

They can also come into City Hall and pick up their ballot in the City Council Chamber on the bottom floor. Montejo said the city has set up 13 voting booths. Voters seal their ballots in envelopes and election officials open them up and count them on Election Day.

The early voting station will be open from 8:30 a.m. to  4 p.m. The building will remain open until 7 p.m. Thursday for early voting.

The regular polls are open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3.

There are two ballots for each voter for this election — the state referendum ballot and the city candidate ballot. The state ballot contains four questions. The municipal ballot contains the races for mayor, City Council and School Committee.

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