Maine Revised Statutes

§143. Permitted at any election

A voter who is not enrolled in a party may enroll at any election by personally filing the application required by section 142 with the election clerk in charge of the ballots, after which the applicant may vote. If the applicant votes by absentee ballot, the applicant may enroll by filing the enrollment application with the absentee ballot, except that the enrollment application may not be sealed in the absentee ballot envelope. [2001, c. 310, §6 (AMD).]

1. Application delivered to warden.  The election clerk who receives the completed application shall initial it and deliver it to the warden, who shall have it delivered to the registrar after the polls are closed.
[ 1985, c. 161, §6 (NEW) .]
2. Party designation entered.  On receipt of the application, the registrar shall enter the party designation of the applicant into the central voter registration system and file the application.
[ 2005, c. 453, §25 (AMD) .]
3. Applications furnished by registrar.  The registrar shall furnish a reasonable number of enrollment applications to the warden at each voting place. If there are not enough applications at the voting place, the applicant may write the information required by section 142 on a blank piece of paper.
[ 1985, c. 161, §6 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1985, c. 161, §6 (NEW). 1997, c. 436, §30 (AMD). 2001, c. 310, §6 (AMD). 2005, c. 453, §25 (AMD).

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