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Absentee ballot voting for the June 25th Special Senate Election is now open in the City Clerk’s Office during regular business hours. Absentee ballot voting closes June 24, at noon. Ballots can be mailed to homebound voters upon request. Send a signed written request or visit www.gloucester-ma.gov for a request form. Call 978-281-9720. The last day to register to vote or make changes to voter registrations is June 5 (office will be open until 8 p.m.) Nomination papers are available for this fall’s municipal election of mayor, City Council and School Committee. Deadline to submit signatures to the Board of Registrars is Aug. 13. The municipal preliminary will be Oct. 1, and the municipal election will be held Nov. 5.
The 2013 St. Peter’s Fiesta begins Wednesday, June 26, and runs through Sunday, June 30. Following the outdoor celebration of the Mass of St. Peter on Sunday, June 30, the procession will begin. The Fiesta Committee has trailers available, without charge, for individuals, families or groups wishing to enter a religious themed float in the procession. A stipend of $200 is offered to help purchase flowers, etc., to decorate the floats. To reserve a trailer, call Rose at 978-283-1664.