Long lines at the polls

PORTLAND, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- As is the case in much of the country, voter turnout here in Maine is expected to be high by the end of the night.

In fact, tens of thousands had already cast their vote before today. According to the Secretary of State's office, nearly a third of Maine's registered voters chose to vote early.

In fact, more than 40% of Bangor voters chose to go absentee.

Both Emily Cain and Bruce Poliquin were at the Cross Insurance Center Tuesday morning, the Second District's largest polling place. 

In Portland, Deering High School was one of many schools to actually cancel classes during the vote. A line about 100 people deep started forming before the doors even opened.

Project Graduation took advantage of the lines, selling coffee and donuts in the morning, chili and pizza at noon time, and lasagna at night.
 
The Maine Brew Bus teamed up with Dispatch Magazine to offer rides to the polls and then to local breweries, a creative way to help ease some of the stress of the election.

 

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