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Maine Election Day Registration Restored By Voters

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MAINE VOTER REGISTRATION LAW
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AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine voters have repealed a law requiring voters to enroll at least two days before an election, restoring a four-decade policy of allowing registrations as late as Election Day.

With 30 percent of Maine's precincts reporting, the proposal to repeal the newly enacted requirement was passed Tuesday with 59 percent of the vote.

The referendum was put on the ballot through a people's veto initiative after the Republican-controlled Legislature passed a law in June requiring voters to register at least two business days before an election is held. Maine's tradition of allowing same-day voter registrations began with a law passed in 1973.

Spokesman David Farmer of the Yes on One campaign calls this "a big night for voters in Maine."

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