Monday, Nov. 2, 2015
Contact: Kristen Schulze Muszynski
o: 626-8404/ c: 441-7638

Secretary Dunlap to visit
multiple polling places on Election Day

AUGUSTA ? Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, Maine?s top election official, will be visiting polling places throughout the day on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Secretary Dunlap will be observing the voting process and meeting with local election officials during his visits, as well as welcoming voters to the polls.

?When a citizen votes, they are acting as the final voice in government,? said Dunlap. ?It?s the ultimate in democracy. When people tell me that they aren?t sure that their vote counts, I always turn the discussion to this controversial topic or that, and then tell them that the policy in place was decided in an election that saw 13 percent turn-out ? so a handful of people made a decision that affects us all.

?The world is run by the people who show up and vote, and no ballot issue is so minor that we should leave that part of our children?s future for someone else to decide.?

Polls are open in most municipalities beginning between 6-10 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. Secretary Dunlap is encouraging all eligible voters to cast their ballots, reminding them that Election Day voter registration is an option in Maine.

He will be available to speak to the press at each stop and throughout the day. His schedule will be as follows:

  • 7-7:30 a.m.: Old Town, Knights of Columbus Hall, 5 Gilman Falls Ave.
  • 8:30-9 a.m.: Waterville, Bourque-Lanigan Post 5 American Legion, 21 College Ave.
  • 11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.: Portland, Merrill Auditorium Rehearsal Hall, 20 Myrtle St.
  • 1:30-2:15: Lewiston, Memorial Armory, 65 Central Ave.
  • 3-3:45 p.m.: Augusta, Civic Center, 76 Community Drive
  • 5:30-6 p.m.: Bangor, Cross Insurance Center, 515 Main St.