Democrats are outpacing Republicans when it comes to absentee voting in Maine.

Numbers compiled by town clerks show Democrats are ahead of Republicans in both congressional districts. In the 2nd District, where Republican Donald Trump has shown strength, 47 percent of absentee ballots have been submitted by Democrats, compared to 27 percent for Republicans.

The total number of ballots cast as of this week had topped 34,000. That's 67 percent ahead of the pace from four years ago. More than 100,000 absentee ballots have been requested.

Secretary of State Matt Dunlap projects that about two-thirds of Maine's 900,000 voting age residents will cast tallies one way or the other, potentially setting a record. —PORTLAND, Maine (AP)