LD 770 (subjects: ELECTIONS , REGISTRATION OF VOTERS )
Official bill page at mainelegislature.org: http://www.mainelegislature.org/legis/bills/display_ps.asp?ld=770&PID=1456&snum=127
|3/5/2015||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.
|3/11/2015||Senate||On motion by Senator Cyrway of Kennebec, REFERRED to the Committee on Veterans and Legal Affairs, in concurrence.|
|4/16/2015||Senate||Pursuant to Joint Rule 310.3 Placed in Legislative Files (DEAD)|
An Act To Permit Maine Residents To Register To Vote Online
Sec. 1. 21-A MRSA 131 is enacted to read:
131. Registration by electronic means
No later than February 1, 2016, the Secretary of State shall implement a system that permits a person who is qualified to register to vote in the State to register to vote electronically on a publicly accessible website administered by the Secretary of State.
(1) The person???s name, residence address, date of birth, driver???s license or nondriver identification card number and the last 4 digits of the person???s social security number;
(2) An affidavit that attests to the truth of the information provided by the person; and
(3) Permission for the Secretary of State to use the signature from the person???s driver???s license or nondriver identification card;
This subsection is repealed September 30, 2020.
This bill requires the Secretary of State to implement a system that allows a person to register to vote online. The system requires an applicant to provide certain information, which is verified using driver???s license or nondriver identification card data maintained by the Department of the Secretary of State, Bureau of Motor Vehicles. An applicant must submit an affidavit attesting that all information provided in the electronic voter registration application is true. The bill authorizes the Secretary of State to adopt rules to administer the electronic voter registration system and requires the Secretary of State to submit an annual report to the joint standing committee of the Legislature having jurisdiction over voter registration matters.
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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 770 was last updated on 2016-05-12.
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