Amend the bill by striking out everything after the title and before the summary and inserting the following:
Mandate preamble. This measure requires one or more local units of government to expand or modify activities so as to necessitate additional expenditures from local revenues but does not provide funding for at least 90% of those expenditures. Pursuant to the Constitution of Maine, Article IX, Section 21, 2/3 of all of the members elected to each House have determined it necessary to enact this measure.
Be it enacted by the People of the State of Maine as follows:
Sec. 1. 21-A MRSA §671, sub-§1, as amended by PL 2005, c. 453, §55, is further amended to read:
Sec. 2. 21-A MRSA §671, sub-§1-A is enacted to read:
Sec. 3. 21-A MRSA §671-A is enacted to read:
A person who has not provided photographic identification as required by section 671, subsection 1 and has not had the person's identity verified by affidavit as provided in section 671, subsection 1-A must be permitted to cast a provisional ballot as follows.
Sec. 4. 29-A MRSA §1410, sub-§10 is enacted to read:
This amendment adds a mandate preamble and specifies the types of photographic identification that may be used to verify the identity of a voter. The amendment provides that a person who does not present photographic identification may cast a provisional ballot. The amendment establishes the process for provisional voting. Under this amendment, if the person can verify the person's identity to the warden or an election clerk within 3 business days of the election by presenting acceptable photographic identification, the ballot will be cast as a regular ballot. Through the general election of 2012, a person who does not present acceptable photographic identification but is known to a municipal clerk, registrar or election official at the voting place may cast a regular ballot upon submission of an affidavit by the municipal clerk, registrar or election official attesting to the person's identity. Finally, this amendment requires the Secretary of State to provide, at no fee, nondriver identification cards to eligible persons who do not have another form of acceptable photographic identification to verify identity for the purpose of voting.