Absentee ballots due May 15 for Manchester vote

April 18, 1993|By Katherine Richards | Katherine Richards,Staff Writer

Absentee ballots for Manchester's May 18 Town Council election should be requested by 4 p.m. May 15, said Marianne Warehime, chairwoman of the Board of Elections Supervisors.

Mrs. Warehime said people must request ballots in writing from the town office.

She said that ballots are being printed and that she expects them to be ready this week.

The town will notify people when the absentee ballots are ready, she said.

Town officials prefer to mail absentee ballots to voters, Mrs. Warehime said, but a voter can pick up the ballot or designate another person as an agent to get it.

If a sudden illness or other emergency prevents a voter from going to the town office to vote on Election Day, a person may request an absentee ballot, in writing, that day and designate a person to get it.

To be valid, absentee ballots must be returned to the town office by 7 p.m. May 18.

Mrs. Warehime said county records show 1,290 registered voters in town. Another 38 people are registered only in Manchester, she said.

"We need to get people out to vote," she said. "We usually have about 200, maximum. We would like to see that higher. We really would."

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