AUGUSTA — Organizers of a people’s veto campaign to restore Maine’s Election Day voter registration say they’ve collected more signatures than needed to force a statewide referendum to overturn a new law that requires registration at least two business days before an election.

The Protect Maine Votes coalition is turning in 68,000 signatures today, more than the 57,277 signatures that have to be submitted to the Secretary of State by Tuesday afternoon in order to force a November referendum. The coalition plans to turn in additional signatures on Tuesday.

Signature gathering started July 7 and coalition leaders say their effort was intense and unprecedented.

Opponents of same-day voting say that if the issue goes to referendum, voters will see that adding a two-day registration requirement is a common sense reform.