Voting is the expression of our commitment to ourselves, one another, this country, and this world.
– Thomas Jefferson
This is our time … to make our voices heard, to listen to and respect one another in these highly-charged final days before all votes are in, and to give HUGE thanks to our election team. Lyme’s team includes the town clerk’s office’s small staff, putting in countless hours, plus over 30 volunteers. They are committed to making sure we can vote safely and easily, and that every vote counts.
Polls are open at the Lyme Community Gymnasium at the Lyme School 7am-7pm on Tuesday, November 3rd.
If you’ve decided to vote by absentee ballot, you must return your ballot before 5pm on November 3rd. You may hand-deliver your ballot to the Town Office until 5pm on Monday the 2nd or, under new COVID-19 response procedures, to the polls by 5pm on Tuesday. Please get it in as soon as possible to help smooth out the workload and simplify the ballot tracking process.
If you need a ride to the town office or polls to get your ballot in, call us at 603-795-0603.
A Covid Halloween.
If you haven’t already, please read the Halloween guidance and some ideas for safe fun, from Chief O’Keefe. In Lyme and across the Upper Valley there are fun and safe ways to celebrate Halloween this weekend.
There’s still time (until 5pm today) to participate in the Lyme 7th Grade’s Pumpkin Carving contest. It’s a wonderful, safe community celebration of Halloween AND a fundraiser for their 2021 class trip to DC. With your donation of any amount you may pick up a pumpkin if you need one at the school or 78 North Thetford Road. Let the judges know you’ll put your masterpiece out where they can see it when they drive by. Sign up on the shared Google doc here or email Sarah Crocket. You can donate by writing a check to the Lyme School with ‘7th Grade’ in the memo field (leave the check in the container on the pumpkin stand in front of the school).
Watch the Listserv for more from Sarah Crocket or James Graham about how to view the pumpkins!
There are also Halloween drive-by meals to enjoy: Chicken Pot Pie in Hanover Center (Reservation Required) and Soup & Chowder in Fairlee.
These are exciting, heavy, full, and challenging times. We’re here with you as you look out for your neighbors and pay attention to your own health and happiness. Reach out when you or someone you care about needs a hand. If you could use information, help, a listening ear or ways to make someone else feel really good, contact us at 603-795-0603 or help@CCLyme.org. We partner with organizations and generous individuals to connect you with just the right resources and opportunities to get involved: Rides, deliveries or errands. Groceries or meals. Help around home. A little help problem-solving. You name it.
Please vote. Call 603-795-0603 if you have questions or need any help getting your vote in.