Question 1 on the Nov. 8 ballot, asking new voters to register at least two business days before an election provides a way for town and city clerks to verify eligibility before election day.

I’ve read that this bill will disenfranchise or deny people their right to vote. Nonsense! People can register through the Department of Health and Human Services, local clerk’s office, by mail, or at the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.

In Maine, and in throughout the country, we need to be accountable and prove who we are, all the time, sometimes with a photo ID. Citizens can register when they pay their town or city taxes, register their cars, get a new driver’s license, fishing and hunting licenses or pay their sewerage bills.

This is not rocket science. Once you register, (that’s it), you don’t have to register again.

Maine has now joined 41 states who already have similar laws. When a person moves into this state it is their civic responsibility to register to vote just like anything else they have to do.

I think we need to secure Maine’s elections. I don’t want illegal, noncitizens or college students voting unless they are proven citizens of this state.

Maine is correct in wanting our elections to be the true results of the citizens of this great state. We cannot deny that this country and Maine are being infiltrated with illegal immigrants. We’ve seen this locally with businesses hiring illegals who have fake Social Security cards, etc. It’s happening, and it’s going to get worse.

Maine needs to be on the right track when it comes to elections. For clean elections, Vote no on Question 1.

Raymond Lemieux

Winslow


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