Absentee voting period opens

MOUNT DESERT ISLAND — Absentee ballots for the Nov. 6 election are now available at area town offices. Residents may fill out and submit an absentee ballot at your town clerk’s office during regular office hours or call to have a ballot mailed.

In Mount Desert, the town clerk also will conduct absentee voting at the town office on Nov. 1 from 5-7 p.m.

Starting Nov. 2, all requests for an absentee ballot must be made in person with a Special Circumstances application. The state defines special circumstances as “an unexpected absence from town, physical disability, incapacity or illness.”

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