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LD 1726 An Act to Amend the Laws Governing Elections
is an otherwise innocuous housekeeping measure from the Office of the Secretary of State that contains one remarkable provision that will certainly have the effect of making it harder for citizen initiatives
to qualify for the ballot. It will also have the perverse effect of ensuring that the only measures that can succeed are those that are well-financed from the beginning, increasing the role of big, out-of-state money in the process.
Here's our testimony from the public hearing.
December 29, 2017
Some proponents of RCV have launched a peoples veto effort to reverse the defacto repeal of RCV passed by the Legislature's special session. They have until February 2, 2018, to gather just over 60,000 signatures to put a peoples veto on the ballot in June, 2018.
The League has endorsed the peoples veto effort. Read our public statement from November 13.
To find more information about the Peoples Veto effort, to volunteer to circulate petitions, or to find out where to sign a petition, visit RCVMaine.org
November 13, 2017