Published in the November 3, 2016 edition

NORTH READING — Voters should be aware of the expectation of a high level of participation for next Tuesday’s Presidential Election and the potential for traffic peaks during certain times of the day. Peak times are usually around the opening of the polls when many are voting before going to work (between 7 and 9 a.m.), and toward the evening when many are voting as they return from work or after dinner (between 5 and 8 p.m.).

Persons who are able to vote inbetween those times should find less traffic along Route 62 and Route 28  traveling to St. Theresa Church, more space available in the church parking lot, as well as less congestion and shorter lines within the polling area.

Voters arriving at the end of the day must be inside the Church Hall by 8 p.m. in order to vote – under state law, the polls officially close at 8 p.m. Your advance awareness of these circumstances should help to expedite your voting experience.