- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 4, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Thousands of Mainers could be without power into Thursday following a weekend snowstorm that has prompted the state to change some polling places this Election Day.

Central Maine Power Co. was reporting about 45,000 homes and businesses without power late Tuesday morning, with Waldo and Knox counties the hardest hit. Emera Maine had about 28,000 outages, concentrated in Hancock and Penobscot counties.

John Myers, president of the Maine Town and City Clerk’s Association, says clerks are improvising when necessary to ensure that polling places are open.

Maine Gov. Paul LePage also signed an emergency proclamation allowing utility crews working to restore power to cast their ballots remotely if they’re unable to get to their polling places.

The secretary of state’s office is highlighting polling place changes on its website: https://maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/voter_info/index.html .

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