AUGUSTA — The governor of Maine’s Passamaquoddy Tribe says efforts are under way to get a question on November’s statewide ballot asking voters to allow a tribal casino in eastern Maine.

Gov. William Nicholas said today that tribal legislative representatives are working on details that would allow a referendum to move forward without the tribes having to collect more than 50,000 signatures to get on the ballot.

If lawmakers put the measure on the ballot, it would compete against another question seeking approval for a casino proposal in western Maine. Voters would also have the option of rejecting both questions.