Maine Voter Confidence Act (2008)

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The Maine Voter Confidence Act is a legislative referral which would require the use of paper ballots when voting in Maine. The initiative was sponsored by Jake Zimmerman of Olivette. It was approved unanimously by the Elections Committee is being moved to a House vote.

Fiscal Impact: The Secretary of State's office will pay the cost of the paper ballots for all state and federal elections.

Jake Zimmerman sponsored the bill saying voters should be allowed to have access to a paper ballot if they desire it.

"Doesn't say that you can't use electronic voting machines, doesn't say that you can't use any other legally authorized method of voting. The point is that whenever there's a state or federal election if a voter wants a paper ballot, the answer should be yes."[1]

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