Harpswell voters will head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 8, to cast ballots in state and regional contests, as well as a town referendum.
The polls will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Harpswell Community School.
The state ballot features a race for governor among incumbent Gov. Janet Mills, a Democrat; former two-term Gov. Paul LePage, a Republican; and Dr. Sam Hunkler, an independent. The governor serves a four-year term.
For the 1st Congressional District, voters will choose between seven-term U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree, a Democrat; and former Navy SEAL Ed Thelander, a Republican. Members of the U.S. House of Representatives serve for two years.
For Maine Senate District 23, incumbent Sen. Matthea “Mattie” Daughtry, D-Brunswick, faces a challenge from small-business owner Brogan Teel, R-Brunswick. In Maine House District 99, the candidates are Stephen Davis, R-Harpswell, and Cheryl Golek, D-Harpswell. State legislators serve two-year terms.
Three races for county offices have one candidate each, all incumbents: Judge of Probate Paul Aranson, D-Scarborough; 3rd District County Commissioner Stephen Gorden, D-Yarmouth; and Sheriff Kevin Joyce, D-Standish.
Brunswick Democrat Jacqueline “Jackie” Sartoris is the sole candidate for district attorney in Cumberland County. She currently serves as an assistant district attorney in Kennebec County.
Terms for the three county offices and the district attorney are four years.
In the special town referendum, Harpswell voters will consider transfers of $25,000 and $27,000 from surplus for the Harpswell Home Heating Assistance Program and the removal of the emergency communications tower at the Orr’s Island Fire Station, respectively. They will also decide whether to accept a donation of quahog seed from Running Tide Technologies Inc. in support of the Harpswell Marine Resources Committee’s efforts to boost the town’s quahog population.