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For Immediate Release
June 9, 2003
Contact: Dan A. Gwadosky

Gwadosky urges voters to cast ballots June 10
Secretary of State to visit polling places on Election Day

Secretary of State Dan A. Gwadosky on Tuesday, June 10, will continue his Election Day tradition of visiting polling places across the state to help focus public attention on the election, to encourage voter participation and to thank election workers for their dedication to democracy.

"I hope that all voters will take the time to cast a ballot on June 10," said Secretary Gwadosky. "It is important to make your voice heard at the ballot box."

"I'm looking forward to meeting and thanking municipal clerks and other election officials for their efforts," said Gwadosky. "They make Maine's elections work."

Secretary Gwadosky currently is scheduled to visit the following municipalities:


Est. Arrival

Polling Location

8 a.m.
Ellsworth City Hall Council Chambers
9 a.m.
Hancock municipal offices
10:30 a.m.
Cherryfield municipal offices
Columbia Falls
11:15 a.m.
Municipal Community Room
12:30 p.m.
Machias Memorial High School Gym
1:45 p.m.
Lubec municipal offices
3:15 p.m.
Calais City Hall
5:45 p.m.
Bangor High School

Maine's remarkable democracy was ranked tops in the nation for voter turnout in the 1992 and 1996 Presidential elections, and was second for turnout in 2000.

Eligible individuals still may register and vote on the June 10 bond issue, thanks to Maine's election-day registration law. Voters with questions about how and where to register and vote should contact their local election officials. More election information, such as listings of local officials, a Citizen's Guide to the referendum and a sample ballot, is available from the Secretary of State's Division of Elections at or 207.624.7650.