Election Security and Integrity

In Short

The League of Women Voters supports voting systems that are secure, accurate, recountable, accessible, and transparent. Our democracy rests not only on the integrity of our election process, but also on the public confidence that we, as citizens, have in our elections.

The League believes that we here in Maine have enjoyed a generations-long record of professional, nonpartisan, voter-friendly administration of elections at both the state and municipal level. Our town and city clerks are among the most recognized and trusted government officials in our communities.

To secure public confidence and transparency in our elections for the future, support the following measures:

  • Transparency as to election procedures and opportunities for members of the public to participate and observe the conduct of elections
  • Ballot reconciliation forms for local election officials
  • An election complaint and remediation process
  • Routine monitoring by state and local election officials for double voting
  • Rigorous pre- and post-election audits, including risk-limiting audits before certifying election results.

 

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130th Legislative Session:

This legislative session, lawmakers will again consider LD 1155, An Act To Require Election Transparency and Audits. This bipartisan bill will bring true and secure post-election audits to Maine. This is an important step to protect Maine’s elections moving forward, and it is almost over the finish line. This bill passed unanimously in both houses of the Legislature in 2021, but is still awaiting funding.

Contact your lawmakers today and let them know how important funding this bill is.

Use this form below to email Maine legislators.

It only takes a few minutes! Urge them to support LD 1155, the An Act To Require Election Transparency and Audits. You can use the sample letter provided in this form or feel free to alter the letter to include your own statement.

Let us know what you hear back from your legislators!