Reward for ballot employees

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It’s virtually time for college kids to move again to high school. And, earlier than you would possibly suppose, it’s additionally going to be time for voters to move again to the polls. The Nov. 7 election, as soon as some distant idea, is shortly coming into focus.

All elections are necessary, however for an “off” 12 months with out common congressional or state legislative contests, this November’s election might nonetheless be notably lively. There shall be a whopping eight referendum questions for Maine voters to resolve.

Elections are additionally powered by an typically underappreciated — and more and more maligned — group of individuals. Volunteer ballot employees assist maintain the wheels of democracy rolling. Their work round election day helps make sure that individuals throughout the state, and throughout the nation, are capable of train their proper to vote.