Orono residents reminded of new voting site

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Orono residents are reminded that voting has been moved to the New Balance Field House (also known as “The Big M”) at UMaine.

Polls will be open on Nov. 8 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. There will be buses available for Orono residents who need transportation – provided by the City of Bangor’s Community Connector. If driving a vehicle, please take College Ave and enter via the Alfond Arena entrance. UMaine staff has assured that parking will be made avaiable near the field house to ensure that voters do not have a long walk to get to the polls.

Orono voter registration staff will be available for new voters to register or for existing Orono voters to change their address or name as follows: at the polling place on Election Day, and at the Orono Town Office daily during regular business hours. Voters who wish to register must do so in person. To register to vote you will need: Proof of identification (driver’s license, state ID, passport, birth certificate) and proof of residency (any piece of mail showing an Orono street address).

Absentee Ballots may be requested by: the voter by telephone by calling 866-2556; written request to the Town Clerk, 59 Main St., Orono, Maine 04473; visiting the Town Clerk’s office in person during regular business hours; or nline athttp://www.maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/AbsenteeBallot/index.pl. The deadline to request an absentee ballot is Thursday, November 3.