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Attorney General Mills decries efforts to disenfranchise citizens
November 7, 2016
AUGUSTA – Maine Attorney General Janet T. Mills has issued the following statement in response to questions about voting requirements for people in Maine.
“No one should feel that they cannot vote if they are a citizen of the United States, if they are 18 years of age or older and if they are a resident of Maine for however short or long a time. Whether you just retired here, whether you are living with family, whether you are here looking for work, or whether you are taking classes here, the requirements for residency in Maine are straightforward and uncomplicated and not related to stricter requirements for licenses, car registrations or tuition. No one should fear financial consequences for exercising their constitutional right to vote. There are no financial penalties, and it is shameful that anyone would suggest otherwise. I call upon leaders and candidates of all parties to disavow efforts of any sort to intimidate and disenfranchise voters. We should encourage every citizen to exercise his or her constitutional right to vote tomorrow.”
For more information on voting residency: http://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/data/resident.html