An Act To Amend the Laws Governing the Political Party Representation of Election Clerks
Sec. 1. 21-A MRSA §503, sub-§2, as amended by PL 2013, c. 131, §14, is further amended to read:
All nominations for election clerks must be submitted to the municipal officers no later than April 1st of each general election year. If a municipal committee of a major party fails to submit a list of nominees to serve as election clerks, the municipal officers may appoint registered voters enrolled in that party to serve as election clerks.
If the municipal officers are unable to appoint a sufficient number of election clerks as set forth in paragraphs A, B and C, they may appoint any other registered voter, as long as the balance between representation of major political parties is maintained as described in this subsection.
This bill requires election clerks in a municipality to be selected so that 33% of clerks are from one major party and 33% from another, with 34% of clerks being selected without regard to party enrollment.