Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Maine Voters Keep Election Day Registration

  • Mainers vote to continue Election Day registration (By Eric Russell, Bangor Daily News) Question 1 asked: “Do you want to reject the section of Chapter 399 of the Public Laws of 2011 that requires new voters to register to vote at least two business days prior to an election?” With more than three-quarters of the state’s precincts reporting early Wednesday morning, the yes side was leading 60 percent to 40 percent and had declared victory. The yes side was prevailing in every county, with especially lopsided results in Portland and Bangor.
  • VOTING RIGHTS LANDSLIDE, MAINE REBUKES GOP, But bad news for Mississippi voters... (By Brad Friedman, Brad Blog) The People's Veto of the GOP bill was on the ballot tonight and, if the results are accurate as reported, the people of Maine couldn't have been clearer. Question 1 has is said to have passed by a remarkable 61 to 39% margin (with 90% of the results in), quite literally winning in every single county in the state...
  • "We spoke with one voice:" Mainers vote to keep Election Day registration (By Steve Mistler, Sun Journal - Lewiston) According to unofficial results, the coalition that worked to restore EDR held a large lead over the groups that sought to repeal the law. With more than half of the state's 594 precincts reporting, voters favored retaining EDR, 60 percent to 40 percent.

1 comment:

Zebster said...

Congrats to us Mainers indeed, though the 40% still baffles/concerns me. That is higher the GOP Gov LePage got in last year's election.
As I said in my blog, the law they were trying to do away with was instituted by a Republican Legislature 40 years ago. How times have changed.