Around New England

Maine Official Recommends Absentee Voting For State Primaries

May 27, 2020

At least one Maine official is encouraging the state’s constituents to vote absentee this July.

Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap would prefer if people cast their primary votes using absentee ballots instead of going and voting in person, according to the Associated Press.

“It’s a simple way to cast your vote from the safety of your own home,” said Dunlap, a Democrat, according to the Associated Press.

Voting at a physical voting station will still be an option on July 14 with social distancing in place because of the coronavirus emergency.

Primary elections scheduled for  Tuesday, July 14 include:  U.S. House races, a U.S. Senate race, and 186 seats in the state legislature.

The general election is set for November.



Read More