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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
February 3, 2009
Contact: Matthew Dunlap
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Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap Reminds Voters in Maine House District 89 To Vote in Today's Special Election

AUGUSTA —Election officials in the towns of Farmington and Industry are stationed at polls in House District 89 to elect a successor to former Representative Janet T. Mills, who was elected by the Legislature to serve as Maine 's Attorney General and who subsequently vacated her House seat. Polls open this morning and will be open until 8:00 P.M. this evening.

“Having representation in the House of Representatives is incredibly important at this time, given the deliberations on the budget, the economy, and other critical policy issues,” Dunlap said. All registered voters who live in the district are eligible to participate. “Maine also has Election Day Registration, so if you have not registered, you may do so on Election Day provided you have proper identification and proof of residency,” Dunlap continued. Those who show up to register lacking such materials still can vote a challenged ballot, he added, which receives special handling from town election officials with later verification.

The special election was scheduled by Governor John Baldacci in January. House District 89 consists of the towns of Farmington and Industry.