The ballot for the election to replace state Sen. Larry Bliss is set, with state Rep. Cynthia Dill, D-Cape Elizabeth, set to square off against the Republican candidate, South Portland businessman Louis Maietta Jr.

The two parties held caucuses in the past week to select their candidates to replace Bliss, a Democratic legislator who has submitted his resignation to take a job in California.

Dill is a civil rights lawyer and Maietta is a commercial property manager.

The special election for the District 7 seat, which consists of South Portland, Cape Elizabeth and the eastern portion of Scarborough, will be May 10. Bliss’ resignation takes effect next Friday.

The Green Party did not submit a candidate’s name by the deadline Thursday, said Julie Flynn, a deputy secretary of state. She also said there were no petitions from unenrolled candidates and declared write-in candidates have a week to register with her office so ballots for them will be counted.

The election won’t affect control of the Senate, where Republicans currently hold 21 of the 35 seats.

 

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