Voters will consider five statewide bond questions as well as some municipal elections today at the polls.

In China, voters will be decide whether to spend $575,000 on lake-front property for a town beach. Two spots on the select board are open, with Al Althenn, incumbent Irene Belanger, incumbent Steven Hughes and Amber McAllister vying for the board positions.

In Fairfield, Richard Letourneau, incumbent Harold Murray and Aaron Rowden are running for the two open town council seats.

In Oakland, Max Marston, incumbent Mike Perkins, Edward Roderick and incumbent Byron Wrigley are running for two seats on the Town Council. In addition, Mary-Anne Lamarre and Emily Shaw are running unopposed for open school board seats.

In Burnham and Detroit, voters will consider adding teacher retirement costs to the Pittsfield-based School Administrative District 53 budget. The district previously decided against budgeting for the costs. The other town in the district, Pittsfield, already approved the measure and if approved by the two other towns, the cost will be covered by additional state subsidies.

In Waterville, races for two Kennebec Water District Board seats and for a warden in Ward 1 are on the ballot, as is a ballot question to change the city charter.

The candidates for the water district board are incumbents Jeff A. Earickson and J. Michael Talbot as well as newcomer Richard J. Staples.

In the race for Ward 1 warden, Republican David Johnson will compete with Democrat Jennifer Johnson.

Polls in Maine open at least by 10 a.m. and close at 8 tonight.

Voters statewide will decide the fate of five state bond questions.

Question 1: $14 million for the state’s share of maintenance, modernization and energy efficiency projects for Maine Army National Guard readiness centers and the purchase of land for training.

Question 2: $15.5 million to update laboratory and classroom facilities of the University of Maine System.

Question 3: $100 million for reconstruction and rehabilitation of highways and bridges, as well as for facilities and equipment related to ports, harbors, marine transportation, freight and passenger railroads, aviation and transit, to match an estimated $154 million in federal and other funds.

Question 4: $4.5 million for a public-private partnership to build a new science facility at Maine Maritime Academy, to be matched by other funds.

Question 5: $15.5 million to upgrade buildings, classrooms and laboratories on the seven campuses of the Maine Community College System to increase the system’s capacity to serve more students through expanded programs in health care, precision machining, information technology, criminal justice and other programs.

Gov. Paul LePage, in a press release Monday, said the $100 million transportation bond would create jobs and make Maine more attractive to employers, and the $14 million for Maine Army National Guard facilities would help update buildings built in the 1950s. He encouraged Mainers to be active, engaged citizens by informing themselves about the issues and voting.

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