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Sandra Bruns, left, and Margo Mannett work at the in-person absentee polling booth set up at Westbrook City Hall Tuesday. They received 78 ballots by 4 p.m. “I’ve been working the polls 28 years and I’ve never seen this kind of turnout,” said Mannett, who is handling all of the absentee voting for Westbrook. “It was so busy they called me in to help,” said Bruns. Westbrook has already received 2,000 absentee ballots and expects about 1,000 more this week, which Mannett says makes it “an unusual election.” On Election Day, Westbrook residents can vote from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. at their designated polling places: Ward 1 at Wescott Junior High School on Bridge Street; wards 2, 3 and 4 at the Westbrook Armory on Stroudwater Street; Ward 5 at Four Seasons Bingo Hall on Elmwood Avenue. In Gorham, polls are also open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Ward 1 residents vote at the Gorham Middle School, and Ward 2 residents vote at the Gorham Municipal Center. In Buxton, all residents vote at the Town Hall on Portland Road from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Staff photo by Leslie Bridgers

‘An unusual election’


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