AUGUSTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- The secretary of state's office says expect a big turnout at the polls in Maine today.
Normally that prediction comes from the Secretary of State, but since Charlie Summers is running for the US Senate, the Deputy Secretary of State for the Elections Division, Julie Flynn is speaking for him. She says expect at least a 65%-75% turnout today.
Election officials and poll workers in Portland, Lewiston, Wells, Freeport, Falmouth, Sanford, Bangor, Houlton and Presque Isle and all report steady turnout. They also say the morning commute was extremely busy, and that they expect lines to grow again this afternoon as people leave work and head home for the day.
Maine voters are being asked to make their choice for President, pick a new US Senator, choose representatives in the First and Second District, and to on gay marriage and four bond issues.
There are also local issues on some ballots. Mexico, Monmouth, Nobleboro, and Sabattus are all voting on referendum questions that would regulate the sale and use of fireworks, or ban them all together.