Hey Bangor, check all the boxes and get ready for Election Day!

I didn't know what to expect when I pulled into the Buck Street entrance of the Cross Insurance Center yesterday afternoon to vote early. Much to my surprise(although I had only heard good things from other people) I was able to park right up near the door, and I was in and out, after a total of about 5 minutes. And everyone there could not have been more friendly and helpful.

Today is the final day to vote early, and if you want to avoid the stress and the potential chaos of Election Day, you should take advantage of the opportunity to do so!

Due to Covid-19 the City encourages residents to vote absentee for the safety of both the voters and election workers and to avoid standing in long lines on Election Day. Early In-Person Absentee Voting will take place at the Cross Insurance Center,today from 8:00 am to 5:00 PM. Masks are encouraged, as is safe social distancing measures.

On Election Day, all in-person voters will be heading to the Cross Insurance Center. Voting will be split into two sections of the building. Polls will be open from 7:00 AM to 8:00 PM.

The General and Municipal Elections will be held on Tuesday, November 3, 2020.Voters with last names beginning with the letters A - L will vote in the arena and will enter the building through the Southwest Entrance. Voters with last names beginning with M - Z will vote in the ballroom located in the conference center in the front of the building. These voters will enter the building at the Rotunda entrance located at the corner of Main and Buck Streets.

If you need a ride to the polls, you can catch the Community Connector bus for free to the Cross Insurance Center. The Hampden bus can get you there and back. The Hampden bus departs Pickering Square at :15 past the hour and will arrive at the Cross Insurance Center at :23 past the hour. To return to downtown Bangor, riders can ride the bus from Hollywood Casino. The bus is in the Hollywood Casino vicinity around :55 past the hour heading towards downtown Bangor. Just make sure to inform the bus driver that you will be going to vote and returning from voting and your ride will be free.

For all the info you need, check out bangormaine.gov/bangorvotes