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11,000 residents expected to vote Tuesday

The office of town clerk Amy Warfield is estimating that 11,000, or 73 percent, of the town’s approximately 15,000 registered voters will cast ballots in Tuesday’s election. Polling hours are 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the high school gym, where all precincts will vote. Town officials have devised a traffic and parking plan to accommodate the expected high turnout. Elderly and disabled voters have reserved parking at the poll entrance. All other voters will park in the student and teacher parking lots. Voters parking in the teacher lot at the rear of the building will be able to use the rear entrance and walk through the building to the poll. The lightest voting hours are expected to be 8 to 10 a.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. School is closed Tuesday, and no through traffic will be allowed around the building except for those authorized to park at the entrance. Voters are reminded that there are three state ballot questions, and are encouraged to study the voter checklist mailed to them by the secretary of state’s office to expedite the voting process. Meanwhile, the Police Department is holding a Citizens Police Academy Tuesdays and Thursdays (except Thanksgiving) from 5 to 8 p.m. starting Thursday through Dec. 13. Preference will be given to Burlington residents age 55 and over. The academy will offer an inside look at police operations in areas ranging from firearms and defensive tactics to domestic violence and crime prevention. To sign up, contact Lieutenant Glen Mills at 781-505-4945 or e-mail info@bpd.org.

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