Following Oregon, Maine has become the second state in the union to approve its new electoral districts in response to the 2020 Census. Unlike many states, Maine requires that new voting maps be approved by a two-thirds supermajority of both chambers of its legislature, which many analysts say helps protect the state from partisan gerrymandering. The lines were drawn by a bipartisan apportionment committee, and approved by the legislature with little conflict. Maine Senate President Troy Jackson said the agreement was reached, “because we
Augusta woman hails ‘monumental’ settled case in Maine guaranteeing equal voting rights for those with print disabilities
Due to a lawsuit filed in the US District Court for the District of Maine, a new online absentee voting option for people with print disabilities will be available in the state. Voters with print disabilities brought the case after being denied an alternative to a paper ballot for absentee voting. A variety of personal circumstances may cause print disabilities, including blindness, physical difficulties that make it impossible to use a pen, or reading disabilities such as dyslexia.Visit CentrailMaine.com to learn more.