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Once again, Maine to consider gambling initiatives

Voter registration also on ballot

By Clarke Canfield
Associated Press / November 8, 2011

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Mainers voting today can be forgiven for having a sense of déjà vu: They will cast ballots on two more gambling initiatives, bringing the total to eight in 11 years. Also on the ballot is a referendum aimed at restoring same-day voter registration and a constitutional amendment dealing with congressional district boundaries. Mainers were bombarded by pro- and anti-casino campaigns tied to the proposals aimed at establishing three casinos or racetrack casinos in Biddeford, Lewiston, and Calais.

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