The selectmen’s meeting room at the Town House this morning was all set up for the early voting, which is running daily from 8:30 to 4:30 Monday thru Thursday, and Friday 8:30 to 1 p.m.
Carol Mayer told me that so far 700 people have already voted.
Carol also explained to me that she is not legally permitted to use the electronic voting machines that scan the ballots, so that she is having to run the election totally on paper, which is very time intensive. She had a table in her office stacked high with envelopes, each filled with a ballot.
Carol said that she has hired additional staff to make the early voting happened. She was not aware whether the early voting requirement was mandated by the state or federal government, but she did say that there was no money was allocated to cover the extra costs.