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League of Women Voters of Maine Education Fund Releases 2016 Easy-to-Read Voter Guide

Press Release October 4, 2016

Augusta - The League of Women Voters of Maine Education Fund has released its ninth Easy-to-Read Voter Guide for the 2016 election. This year's guide covers the presidential race, both federal races for the U.S. House of Representatives, Districts 1 and 2, five statewide citizen initiative questions, and one statewide bond issue that will be decided by voters on November 8th.

Written in easy-to-understand language, the 2016 Easy-to-Read Voter Guide is nonpartisan and does not promote any candidate, platform, or position on the ballot. It includes candidate biographies and position priorities provided by the candidates themselves and explanations of the ballot questions. It also includes general information about voting in Maine, including who can vote, how to register, how to vote absentee, and where to vote on Election Day.

"Studies have shown that voters want information from independent, unbiased sources such as the League of Women Voters of Maine Education Fund, and we know from past experience that this free, nonpartisan voter guide is a highly valued resource for Maine voters," said Jill Ward, President of the League of Women Voters of Maine Education Fund. "We are so pleased to be able to provide it again this year and encourage Maine voters of all stripes to use and share the guide so that all our citizens have the information they need to exercise their right to vote."

The League is distributing 50,000 paper guides to libraries, adult education centers, social service agencies, colleges, and high schools across the State. The guide will be posted on the LWVME website, http://www.lwvme.org, as well as on the website of our national affiliate, http://www.lwv.org. Information about candidates and ballot questions will also be online at http://www.Vote411.org.

Copies can be requested by emailing voterguide@lwvme.org or calling 207-622-0256 Ext 2