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Voter registration peaks, absentee ballots mount

Several area communities say they have encountered late spikes in voter registrations for Tuesday’s election, and in some cases are setting records for the number of absentee ballot applications.

Concord Town Clerk Anita Tekle said her office has logged a record number of registered voters, 13,016, and is headed toward a new mark for absentee ballots, with more than 1,900 taken out.

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