Gov Mills New Orders to Help Maine Voters in November
Governor Mill has signed an executive order for voting stuff his fall.
The goal is to keep voters, poll works, and election officials safe all while making sure Mainers have every opportunity to cast their vote.
Not a registered voter or you need to make changes reach out now to your city or town hall to help you get that sorted out.
So here are some of the highlights from Maine.gov:
Extends the deadline for voter registration applications submitted by mail or third person from October 13, 2020 to October 19, 2020. In-person voter registration may still occur up to and on election day.
Allows municipalities to begin processing absentee ballots up to seven days before the general election, rather than four days in statute, to help election officials accommodate the expected increase in absentee voting.
Authorizes the Secretary of State to issue guidance, in consultation with Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention and local officials, to facilitate voting, including the provision and security of external drop boxes accessible only by the clerk for the safe return of absentee ballots.
Allows municipalities more time to conduct the public process and application necessary to consolidate polling places and allows municipalities to utilize election clerks from abutting counties if none are available in their own.
Maintains the 50-person gathering limit in each voting space within a polling location to promote appropriate physical distancing, ensures that voting booths remain six feet apart at polling places, and requires voter lines outside of polling places to be marked with signage to enforce physical distancing.
You can check out ever and every word of Gov. Mills order here.