Rec Center to be Polling Place for Presidential Election

presidential-election-1336480_1280Voting in the general election in Hamilton will happen in the gymnasium at the Hamilton-Wenham Recreation Center on Nov. 8.

The move from Winthrop Elementary School to the Rec Center was approved by the Board of Selectmen last week, in order to avoid the need for the schools to close on Election Day. Signs will be posted at Winthrop School to redirect voters to the Rec Center if they haven’t otherwise heard about the move.

Parking will be in library parking lot, at 16 Union St., with overflow parking across Union Street at Pingree Park, said Town Clerk Andrea Carlson.

Carlson said she expects a heavy turnout all day, with peak periods before work, at lunchtime and after work. She also recommends early voting, which is available at the Town Clerk’s office in Hamilton Town Hall during regular hours, which will allow voters to avoid the polls on Election Day. Polls will be open on Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

“This is a busy election and I hope that people will understand waiting is going to be inevitable no matter where this election takes place,” she said. “I really just hope that as a town we can all work together to make this process work.”

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