Maine LD 509: An Act To Facilitate the Timely Return of Requested Absentee Ballots

LD 509 (subjects: ELECTIONS , ABSENT VOTING )

Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=509&PID=1456&snum=127


Sponsors | Actions | Bill Text | Patterns of Support


Sponsors

Principal Sponsor: Rep. John Schneck of Bangor: (D – District 126) — e-mail | Facebook

9 Cosponsors:

Actions

Chamber

Action
2/24/2015 House Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs suggested and ordered printed.
The Bill was REFERRED to the Committee on VETERANS AND LEGAL AFFAIRS.
Sent for concurrence. ORDERED SENT FORTHWITH.
2/24/2015 Senate On motion by Senator Cyrway of Kennebec, REFERRED to the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs, in concurrence.
4/1/2015 Senate Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)

Bill Text

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An Act To Facilitate the Timely Return of Requested Absentee Ballots

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:

Sec. 1. 21-A MRSA 752, sub- 3-A is enacted to read:

3-A. Postage costs for ballots returned by mail. Return envelopes for general election absentee ballots provided by the Secretary of State to each municipality must allow for a voter to return the absentee ballot via the United States Postal Service without cost to the voter. The Secretary of State may require municipalities to reimburse the office of the Secretary of State for the costs of postage for those absentee ballots returned to the clerk via the United States Postal Service.

summary

This bill requires that the return envelopes for absentee ballots supplied to municipalities by the Secretary of State allow a voter to use the United States Postal Service to return the ballot to the municipal clerk at no cost to the voter.

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Note: Maine Clean Elections Act (MCEA) Qualified candidates only accept a small dollar value of initial contributions early in their campaigns, pledge not to accept further campaign contributions from private sources, and receive public funding for their campaigns. MCEA Non-Qualified candidates choose not to obtain public funding and instead are free to accept campaign contributions from individuals, party committees, political action committees and business sources.


This information about LD 509 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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