Tuesday November 5th is an election day in Maine. So, if you were planning voting by absentee ballot you better get going on that. We have until Thursday, Oct 31 to request an absentee ballot. That also includes requests to vote in the presence of the municipal clerk.

After that requests will only be accepted if the Secretary of State's office accepts the reason for its delay, so it better be good. If you vote absentee the ballot has to be in the hands of officials by 8 p.m. on election day, which is Nov. 5.

What are we voting on? The statewide ballot will include five questions asking voters whether they want to support certain bond proposals. The bonds on the ballot include those for Maine's roads and bridges, armories and universities. Each community may have a local issue or two.