FAIRFIELD — Absentee ballots for the June 12 primary election are available at the Town Office. There are five ways to vote absentee:

* Registered voters may vote absentee in person from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday. An application is not required if the voter votes in person. Residents who are not registered to vote can register during these hours and request an absentee ballot. Residents will be required to show identification and proof of residency to register to vote.

* Registered voters can call 453-7346 to request an absentee ballot for themselves only. The town clerk will fill out an application and a ballot will be mailed directly to the voter.

* Requests for an absentee ballot for an immediate family member must be made at the town clerk’s office, as these requests need to be made in writing on the application provided.

* Registered voters may request an absentee ballot online at maine.gov/cgi-bin/online/AbsenteeBallot/index.pl The town clerk’s office checks this website daily and processes requests accordingly. The voter will receive the ballot in the mail.

* Registered voters may fill out and sign an application to request a third party to deliver their ballot to them. The clerk will give the ballot to the third person named on the application and that person will deliver the ballot to the voter. In this case, when the voter votes, the absentee ballot envelope must be signed by the voter and also signed by two witnesses, or one “special” witness (a notary public, a municipal clerk, or clerk of courts).

Voting on June 12, will be held 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m. at the Fairfield Community Center, 61 Water St., for residents of Fairfield, Hinckley and Shawmut.


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