A familiar face will soon leave the Warren Town Office.

Town Clerk and Registrar of Voters Christine M. Luce said her last day will be June 4. She is leaving for a new life in Florida after serving in the town office for nearly 12 years.

Luce grew up in Warren and graduated from Medomak Valley High School in 1987. Over the years she has had different careers. She attended cosmetology school and later went into banking. Before she came to work in Warren, she was the manager of the Waldoboro Bank, which later became a Camden National Bank branch.

When she came to the Warren Town Office in 1998, she said she planned to stay there only five years.

Luce said she has seen many changes during her time in the town office. When she started, much of the work for hunting and fishing licenses was done by hand. Votes were counted by hand. Now much of the office work is done by computer and the town has added new voting machines to make faster counts during elections.

Luce’s job is not all in the town office. Before elections, she visits the Bolduc Correctional Facility to enroll the prisoners as voters in their home towns. She said the prisoners can vote, but must enroll as voters from the towns they lived in prior to their incarceration.

She said she also started the program of record restoration in the town, preserving old maps, public meeting minutes and other town documents for future generations.

Serving as a town clerk and registrar of voters requires ongoing training and education. Luce said that even though she has done the job for 12 years, she still has to look up the specific rules for certain tasks every year. She noted that some only come up once a year.

“I hated government and history classes in school,” she said. “Now I’m studying public administration.”

She said she has been attending classes through the University College at Rockland. She said she will continue working toward her degree in public administration when she gets to Florida.

“I’m excited about my new adventure,” she said.

She said moving away is a big deal for her because she is a Maine girl, born and raised.

She and her boyfriend have purchased a house in Orange Park near Jacksonville where he will be stationed with the Navy.

When asked what she will miss most, Luce laughed and said, “I’m not going to miss Maine winters!”

“Life is good,” she said.