H.P. 483 - L.D. 623
An Act to Require Election Law Training to Voter Registrars and Clerks
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, two thirds 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 §101, sub-§9 is enacted to read:
9. Training. The registrar must attend a training session that is approved by the Secretary of State at least once every 2 years in regard to the conduct of voter registration.
Sec. 2. 21-A MRSA §503, sub-§10, as enacted by PL 1995, c. 459, §33, is repealed.
Sec. 3. 21-A MRSA §505, sub-§7, as enacted by PL 1995, c. 459, §34, is amended to read:
7. Return of votes cast. Report the return of votes cast to the Secretary of State;
Sec. 4. 21-A MRSA §505, sub-§7-A is enacted to read:
7-A. Training. Attend a training session that is approved by the Secretary of State at least once every 2 years in regard to the conduct of elections. The Secretary of State shall offer training sessions regionally at least once every 2 years at no fee. The Secretary of State shall encourage municipalities to provide training biennially to all election officials; and
Sec. 5. Effective date. This Act takes effect January 1, 2003.
Effective January 1, 2003.
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