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    City Clerk Lisa Gilliam, right, watches as long line voters wait, because of an intermittent problem with feeding ballots into the machine on Tuesday at the city of Gardiner polling place in the gym of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Gardiner.

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    Voting underway in Augusta ward 1 at the Buker Center just after 7 am opening.

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    Republican gubernatorial candidate Mary Mayhew hugs her son, Chance Reed, 18, who voted for the first time after casting a ballot for his mother as the Republican nominee for governor Tuesday morning at the polls in their hometown of China.

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    Election clerk Julie Benavides explains the rules for candidate supporters at the Portland 1-2 district voting center at Merrill Auditorium rehearsal hall on Tuesday morning.

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    John Glowa, a Democratic candidate running for state Senate District 15, right, speaks with voters Susan Cottle, left, and Peter Moulton outside of the polls Tuesday morning in China.

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    Republican gubernatorial candidate Mary Mayhew, second from left, arrives at the polls in her hometown of China Tuesday morning, accompanied by her 18-year-old son, Chance Reed, third from left, who voted the first time (he voted for his mom). Mayhew said she only voted for herself and did not rank any other candidates because she "completely disagrees" with ranked choice voting.

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    Waterville voters turned out early to vote at Thomas College on Tuesday.

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    Waterville resident Brad Sherwood, right, shakes hands with Waterville Mayor Nick Isgro during early voting at Thomas College on Tuesday. Isgro is the subject of a recall effort spearheaded by former mayor Karen Heck at right. Candidate Mark Andre' is in center. Upon meeting Isgro in line, Heck said to him, " Good luck today Nick, you're going to need it."

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    Waterville City Clerk Patti Dubois speaks to Mayor Nick Isgro, left, candidate Mark Andre' and recall effort organizer former mayor Karen Heck during early voting at Thomas College in Waterville on Tuesday.

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    Ballot clerks Erline Rankins, left, Dawne McGrath and Meredith McGrath check in a voter on Tuesday at City of Gardiner polling place in the gym of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Gardiner.

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    Betsy Sweet, left, and her daughter Paley Sweet chat after they voted in Hallowell on Tuesday.

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    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Betsy Sweet greets a voter at Hall-Dale elementary school in Hallowell on Tuesday. Sweet said that she voted for herself first and Mark Eves second but kept the rest of her ranked choice ballot private.

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    Skowhegan election clerk Mary Lou Holden Mollerus assists a voter as another fills out ballots in Skowhegan on Tuesday.

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    Election clerk Richard Irwin watches as Shirley Boone casts one of three ballots for local and state elections in Skowhegan on Tuesday. Town clerk Gail Pelotte commented on voter turnout by noon time saying, "It's been crazy busy so far today."

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    Voters line up to put ballots into the machine on Tuesday at the city of Gardiner polling place in the gym of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Gardiner.

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    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Betsy Sweet casts her ballot on Tuesday in Hall-Dale Elementary School gym in Hallowell. Sweet said that she voted for herself first and Mark Eves second, but kept the rest of her choices on the ranked choice primary ballot private.

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    Democratic gubernatorial candidate Betsy Sweet poses for a selfie with Mario Moretto on Tuesday in Hall-Dale Elementary School gym in Hallowell.

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    Ward 1 warden Charles Mahaleris pulls down rolled up curtains on voting booths on Tuesday in the Buker Community Center in Augusta. This is the first year using the former school on Armory Street for voting.

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    Ballot clerk Phyllis Doyle hands ballots to a voter on Tuesday at City of Gardiner polling place in the gym of the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Gardiner.

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