The New England Clean Energy Connect will build high-transmission lines alongside Central Maine Power existing poles such as the cleared area in Wilton from McCrillis Corner Road, pictured above, to Wilton Road/Route 156. New pole heights will range from 91 to 113 feet. Andrea Swiedom/Franklin Journal

REGION — On Tuesday, April 13, Secretary of State Shenna Bellows opened up public comment for the November 2 referendum ballot question that places restrictions and stipulations on the development of high-transmission lines. If passed, the citizens’ initiated act has the potential to block the New England Clean Energy Connect LLC’s (NECEC) corridor project.