An Act To Protect Maine Voters from Intimidating Video Recording at the Polls
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 21-A MRSA §681, sub-§4, as amended by PL 2007, c. 455, §35, is further amended to read:
4. Outside the guardrail enclosure. If sufficient space exists, party workers and others, in addition to the pollwatchers allowed pursuant to section 627, may remain in the voting place outside the guardrail enclosure as long as they do not attempt to influence voters or interfere with their free passage. If a person attempts to influence voters or interfere with their free passage, the warden shall have the person removed from the voting place. A person video recording in the voting place must remain outside the guardrail and may not conduct video recording closer than 15 feet from a voter being recorded, including when a voter is where a person is collecting voters' signatures. A person who video records a voter in violation of this subsection may be removed from the voting place by the municipal clerk at the recommendation of the warden as provided in section 662, subsection 2.
Effective 90 days following adjournment of the 127th Legislature, Second Regular Session, unless otherwise indicated.