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For Immediate Release
September 19, 2008
Contact: Don Cookson
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2008 Elections Conference Concludes in Bangor

Municipal Clerks, Registrars Call Event “Helpful, Informative”

Bangor- State elections officials wrapped up a two-day educational conference in Bangor today, providing municipal clerks and registrars the latest information on Maine election law. “Voter turnout in November may well reach record levels,” Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap said, continuing, “This conference has been an excellent tune-up for everyone as we head down the home stretch to Election Day on November 4. Maine has consistently been at or near the top nationwide in voter turnout, and I attribute this to three things: Maine’s engaged voting public, accessible elections, and the hard work and dedication of the municipal workers, who make our elections run smoothly.”

This year’s conference covered a number of election-related topics, including voter registration, absentee balloting, and the duties of election officials before, on, and after Election Day. The event drew over three hundred public servants from all over the state. Feedback from attendees called the presentation “well-organized, useful, and informative”.

Prior to the conclusion of the conference, Deputy Secretary of State Julie Flynn announced to attendees that printing of ballots for the November Election has concluded, and ballots will begin to be distributed to cities and towns starting next week. Municipal officials are expected to begin fulfilling absentee ballot requests as soon as they receive their ballot allotments next week.