LD 585 (subjects: ELECTIONS , ABSENT VOTING )
Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=585&PID=1456&snum=127
- Rep. Robert Foley of Wells: (R – District 7) — e-mail | Facebook
Rep. Tom Winsor of Norway: (R – District 71) — e-mail
Rep. Stacey Guerin of Glenburn: (R – District 102) — e-mail | Facebook
Rep. Karleton Ward of Dedham: (R – District 131) — e-mail | Facebook
Rep. Lawrence Lockman of Amherst: (R – District 137) — e-mail | Facebook
Rep. Sheldon Hanington of Lincoln: (R – District 142) — e-mail | Facebook
|2/26/2015||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.
|2/26/2015||Senate||On motion by Senator Cyrway of Kennebec, REFERRED to the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs, in concurrence.|
|5/14/2015||Senate||Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)|
An Act Regarding the Processing of Absentee Ballots Prior to Election Day
Sec. 1. 21-A MRSA 760-B, as amended by PL 2013, c. 457, 4, is further amended to read:
760-B. Procedures when clerk processes absentee ballots prior to election day
Any municipality or jurisdiction that conducts its own elections may opt to process absentee ballots on the 3rd day prior to election day or the day immediately prior to election day , or both. The clerk shall use the following procedure when processing the absentee ballots during this time.
Under current law, municipal clerks are authorized to process absentee ballots on the Monday before the election as long as established notice, inspection, processing and security procedures are followed. This bill allows municipal clerks to process absentee ballots on the Saturday or Monday before the election, or both, as long as all these procedures are followed.
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This information about LD 585 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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