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For Immediate Release
November 2, 2001
Contact: Dan A. Gwadosky
207-626-8400

New Poster at Polls to Advise Voters of Rights
Poster aimed to help voters understand voting process

Secretary of State Dan A. Gwadosky announced today that a new Voter Rights poster has been distributed to polling sites across the state and will be on display November 6, 2001. The Voter Rights poster sets forth a number of statements regarding a voter's right to register and cast a ballot. (View the poster.)

"The 2000 Presidential Election and the discussions regarding election reform have raised voter's awareness of the voting process," stated Secretary of State Dan A. Gwadosky. "The Voter Rights poster was designed as a simple way to inform citizens of some basic legal rights they have as voters. We hope voters will consider it their 'Bill of Rights' at the polling place."

Most Maine people are aware of the fact that they can register to vote right up to and on Election Day. Other rights may not be as apparent. For example, if you make a mistake, you can get a replacement ballot and if you are in line at the time the polls close, you can register and vote.

"We hope that everyone will participate in the November 6, 2001 Referendum Election," said Secretary Gwadosky. "While voting is always important, in these troubled times casting a ballot is a particularly effective way to give voice to our democracy and the strength of our nation."

For additional information regarding voter registration, the bond questions that will appear on the ballot or any other election related issues please visit www.state.me.us/sos/cec/elec/ or contact the Election Division at 207-624-7650.