October 31 is the final regular day for voters in Maine to request absentee ballots or vote absentee in-person before the November 5 referendum election. (Voters remain eligible to request an absentee ballot after that date if they meet one of four special circumstances.) Any registered voter may cast an absentee ballot in the state before the deadline.
Maine voters will decide two statewide ballot measures. Question 1 would authorize $105 million in general obligation bonds for transportation infrastructure projects. Question 2 would amend the state constitution to allow persons with physical disabilities to use alternative signatures on petitions for citizen initiatives and veto referendums. Both measures were put on the ballot by the state legislature.