An Act Regarding Municipal Reporting of Statewide Elections
Sec. 1. 21-A MRSA §721-A is enacted to read:
§ 721-A. Enforcement of reports of registration and enrollment
This bill provides for a municipal clerk who fails to update the central voter registration system by entering voter participation history to be warned by the Secretary of State and for the clerk’s municipality to publish in a newspaper and its town report notice of that failure. It also, beginning November 8, 2016, makes it a civil violation for a municipal clerk to fail to update the central voter registration system by entering voter participation history for a statewide election by January 1st for the immediately previous general election and by August 1st for the immediately previous primary election. The bill imposes a fine of not more than $50 for each day after January 1st or August 1st that the clerk fails to update the system. It also stipulates that a municipality is not liable for a clerk’s failure to update the system.