An Act To Allow Residents To Register Online To Vote
Sec. 1. 21-A MRSA §121-A, as enacted by PL 2011, c. 534, §5, is amended to read:
§ 121-A. Deadline for registration
The deadline for receipt of voter registration applications submitted by mail or by a 3rd person is the close of business on the 21st day before election day. The deadline for receipt of voter registration applications submitted online is the 7th day before election day. The deadline for in-person registration is the close of the polls on election day.
Sec. 2. 21-A MRSA §131 is enacted to read:
§ 131. Online registration
(1) First name and last name;
(2) First initial, middle name and last name; or
(3) First name, middle name or middle initial and last name;
After verifying the information under this subsection, the Secretary of State shall notify the registrar of the voting district in which the applicant resides, revise the central voter registration system and send confirmation of registration to the applicant either electronically or by mail. If the Secretary of State is unable to verify any information required by this section, the Secretary of State shall reject the application as void and send notification of and reason for the rejection to the applicant either electronically or by mail within 5 days of the rejection.
This bill allows online application for voter registration by an eligible resident of the State through the Secretary of State's publicly accessible website.