An Act Regarding Write-in Candidates in Municipal and City Elections
Sec. 1. 30-A MRSA §2528, sub-§11 is enacted to read:
Sec. 2. 30-A MRSA §2554, sub-§2, as amended by PL 1989, c. 6; c. 9, §2; and c. 104, Pt. C, §§8 and 10, is further amended to read:
Current law requires municipal and city ballot clerks to count all write-in votes in a municipal or city election regardless of the number of write-in votes cast. This bill provides that a ballot clerk must count and tabulate the votes cast for a write-in candidate only if the printed ballot does not include a properly nominated candidate or the number of write-in votes exceeds the number of votes for a candidate printed on the ballot.