Maine Voters to Decide Close 3-Way Governor's Race

By Alanna Durkin, The Associated Press

AUGUSTA, Maine - Maine residents are determining whether Republican Gov. Paul LePage will get another four years in the Blaine House.

Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap says turnout appeared heavy as voters cast ballots Tuesday even though thousands remain without power after a weekend snow storm.

LePage hopes to fend off challenges from Democrat Mike Michaud and independent Eliot Cutler.

Some residents in parts of Maine hit hardest by the storm have had to get creative in order to vote.

In Northport, retirees Curt and Jane Bovee were resigned to being unable to cast votes because a power line was across the driveway.

But a volunteer made two trips to Town Hall to get a permission slip, and then an absentee ballot. So they were able to cast their tallies after all.