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League of Women Voters of Maine Education Fund Releases 2015 Easy-to-Read Voter Guides

Press Release October 13, 2015

Augusta - The League of Women Voters of Maine Education Fund has released its eighth Easy-to-Read Voter Guide. For the second time, we have also produced a Portland Voter Guide.

  • The 2015 Statewide Voter Guide covers the referendum election which includes statewide ballot questions. The guide also includes information on how to register and vote. For this edition, the League is only distributing the Guide in an electronic format.

  • The 2015 Portland Voter Guide describes the Ranked Choice Voting process and profiles the mayoral candidates. The League is distributing 12,000 paper guides to libraries, adult education centers, and social service agencies across Portland.

Written in easy-to-understand language, the 2015 Voter Guides are nonpartisan and do not promote any candidate, platform, or position on the ballot. Both guides are available in an electronic format for download and printing at www.lwvme.org/guide.html

For questions or to request copies of the Portland Voter Guide, please call 1-888-207-1839.

"We know from past experience that this free, nonpartisan voter guide is a highly valued resource for Maine voters, and we are so pleased to continue to be able to provide it this year for the statewide ballot questions and in Portland," said Jill Ward, president of the League of Women Voters of Maine Education Fund.

Studies have shown that voters want information from independent, unbiased sources such as the League of Women Voters of Maine Education Fund. Maine voters, educators, and service providers are encouraged to download and print the entire guide or whatever portions are most helpful to them.

The League of Women Voters Education Fund is a nonpartisan, nonprofit, public policy education organization, which builds citizen participation in the democratic process, studies key community issues at all government levels in an unbiased manner, and enables people to seek positive solutions to public policy issues through education and conflict management.