NORTHBRIDGE, Mass. – Town Clerk Doreen Cedrone told the Board of Selectmen on Monday that she expects a high voter turnout at the Nov. 6 election.
More than 80 percent of the town’s registered voters cast ballots in the 2008 presidential election, she said, and from the high number of absentee ballots her office has already received, she expects at least that percentage.
Cedrone appeared before a televised meeting of selectmen with information she felt voters should know in advance of the election.
Oct. 17 is the last day to register to vote or to change party enrollment in that election, she said. She is holding a special voter registration session Oct. 17 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. in her office at Memorial Town Hall.
Voters who are unsure of their status are encouraged to call her office at 508-234-2001.
Absentee ballots, which may be obtained until the day before the election, are available in her office which is open Monday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m., Tuesday through Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The senior bus will be available to residents who need transportation to the polls on election day, she said. The Senior Center, 508-234-2002, would like 24-hour notice, but will also try to accommodate same-day requests.
Residents will notice some enhancements this election, she said, most notably a temporary handicap ramp that will be set up directly in front of the door to the polls at the Northbridge High School field house.
Though the high school meets all American with Disabilities mandates, the ramp will provide a more direct access to disabled residents, she said.