AUGUSTA, Maine - There are growing indications that when the voting is all over Tuesday night, Mainers will set a new record for turnout.
By Thursday evening's deadline, nearly 258,000 voters had requested absentee ballots, and more than 218,000 had filled them out.
University of Maine Political Science Professor Mark Brewer says that signals a record-setting turnout this election.
“The number of people who have already not only requested absentee ballots at this point, but submitted them at this point, is staggering," he says. "Those are huge numbers.”