AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine voters are taking advantage of the state's absentee ballot law and casting votes before election day. Secretary of State Matt Dunlap says this year could set a record.
“Right now we have had about just shy of 210,000 absentee ballots requested," Dunlap says. "We expect that number to go up quite a bit in the next few days.”
About 163,000 Maine voters have already cast their ballots. That’s more than used the process in 2014, but short of the record-setting 2008 presidential election, where nearly 237,000 Mainers used the absentee process.