November 6, 2012

PHOTOS: Voting across central Maine

Early morning voting at West Gardiner Fire Station

From staff reports

Voters turned out early in Waterville, with a steady line of line of people throughout the morning.

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LINING UP TO VOTE: A long line of voters extends out the door of the Bourque-Lanigan American Legion Post 5 shortly after the polls opened in Waterville on Tuesday. High voter turn out is expected today.

Photo by Jeff Pouland

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STAND BY: A service dog waits for his handler, Clifton Smith, to vote Tuesday at the polling place within the West Gardiner Fire Department. Children, animals and opinions accompanied voters to the polls in the town.

Staff photo by Andy Molloy

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Several local candidates greeted voters at the entrance to the Bourque-Lanigan American Legion Post 5 in Waterville. The two candidates competing for Kennebec and Somerset County district attorney, Republican Darrick Banda and Democrat Maeghan Maloney, also greeted voters outside the Waterville polling station this morning.

A steady stream of people flowed into the West Gardiner fire station. Clerks worked quickly to keep lines moving.

Lines formed in Farmingdale, at points stretching out the gymnasium door at Hall-Dale High School.
Voting clerks in Randolph said a lull in mid-morning was unusual. Voting had was very heavy earlier in the morning, they said, and picked up again around lunch time.

State Rep. Patsy Crockett, D-Augusta, who greeted voters at the Augusta Armory, said voting at that building had been relatively slow, but there were reports of a heavy turnout at the Augusta Civic Center.

 

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Melissa Morrill, center, chats with election workers Joan Moore, left, and Carolyn Greenwood as she casts her ballot around 5:45 p.m. Tuesday at the Windsor town office.

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Alice Voisine, right, greets her friend Rita Probost while voting in Skowhegan on Tuesday.

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THUMBS UP: Joan Billings reacts to casting her ballot Tuesday at the polling place within the West Gardiner Fire Department.

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Jeannette Garland leaves a voting booth before casting her ballot at Mill Stream Elementary School in Norridgewock on Tuesday.

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THE BIG DEBATE: House candidates Rep. Sharon Treat, D-Hallowell, and Republican challenger Will Guerrette, of West Gardiner, talk Tuesday as voters exit the polling place at the West Gardiner Fire Department.

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Waterville voters check in with ward clerks, in foreground, as others wait in line to cast their votes in machines at the busy American Legion Hall on Tuesday. There was concern earlier that a ballot counting machine had malfunctioned but was quickly restored, according to City Clerk Patty Dubois.

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Unity College student Jena Zoller carries the American flag while leading 50 students and staff who marched along the CommUnity Trail from campus to town to vote on Tuesday.

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