Maine Revised Statutes

§722. Secretary of State to tabulate and print results

Within 20 days after an election, the Secretary of State shall tabulate the election returns and submit the tabulation to the Governor. [1985, c. 161, §6 (NEW).]

1. How tabulated.  The Secretary of State shall tabulate all votes that appear by an election return to have been cast for each question or candidate whose name appeared on the ballot. The Secretary of State shall tabulate the votes that appear by an election return to have been cast for a declared write-in candidate and shall tabulate the votes that appear to have been cast for an undeclared write-in candidate based on a recount requested and conducted pursuant to section 737-A, subsection 2-A.
[ 2009, c. 253, §36 (AMD) .]
1-A. Form of tabulation.  The tabulation must include the total votes for each question choice or candidate whose name appeared on the ballot. The tabulation also must include the total votes for any write-in candidates who qualified to have their votes tabulated under subsection 1 as follows.
A. For a write-in candidate who receives 5% or more of the votes cast for that office, the Secretary of State shall report the votes under the candidate's name. [2009, c. 253, §36 (NEW).]
B. For a write-in candidate who receives less than 5% of the votes cast for that office, the Secretary of State shall report the votes under the designation "others." [2009, c. 253, §36 (NEW).]
[ 2009, c. 253, §36 (NEW) .]
2. Correction of return.  If it appears that an election return does not agree with the record of the vote at any voting place, the Secretary of State shall correct the tabulation by obtaining a certified copy of the record from the clerk.
[ 1985, c. 161, §6 (NEW) .]
3. Tabulation printed.  The Secretary of State shall have copies of the tabulation printed and made available to the public.
[ 1985, c. 161, §6 (NEW) .]
SECTION HISTORY
1985, c. 161, §6 (NEW). 1993, c. 695, §30 (AMD). 1997, c. 436, §104 (AMD). 1999, c. 426, §23 (AMD). 2001, c. 516, §13 (AMD). 2009, c. 253, §36 (AMD).

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