Editorials

October 01, 2008

KV Connect's Political Subcommittee wants to make sure our members have access to all the information you need to make an informed decision this election season. One of the best ways for us to make our voices heard on important issues is to vote on November 4th!

Join members of KV Connect and the Political Subcommittee at any of the upcoming debates. Check out a list of area debates in the KV Connect Opportunities section.

We’ve compiled this list of FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) and answers to make participating in the political process easy.
How do I register?
You can register to vote at your town or city hall, your party’s headquarters or at the Waterville Main Street office in downtown Waterville. More information about voter registration, changing your address, and voters’ rights can be found online. In Maine, you can also register and vote the same day.

Where do I find a list of candidates?
For information about which general election candidates are running in your area, check out the final list of candidates.

What are referendums and how do I find out which questions will be on the November 4th ballot?
Ballot questions or referendums are questions which appear on the state’s ballot wherein voters are asked to accept or reject a particular proposal. These votes can be on laws, the recall of an elected official, or a specific government policy. Referendums or ballot questions are a form of direct democracy favoring the majority. You can find the list of November 4th ballot questions online.

Where do I vote?
To find your polling place, visit the State of Maine website, enter your address and city, and you’ll get a list of polling places. If you live in Waterville, you’ll vote at the American Legion at 21 College Avenue.

I won’t be around on November 4th. Can I still vote?
Of course! Vote absentee by requesting a ballot online or by going to your town or city hall during business hours and requesting an absentee ballot.

Still have questions? Contact your town or city clerk or the Maine Bureau of Elections.

We’ll see you at the polls!

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