AUGUSTA — Gov. Paul LePage is encouraging Mainers to vote against a ballot question that seeks to allow residents to register to vote on election days.

In his weekly radio address today, LePage says voting “No” on Question 1 in Tuesday’s election will make Maine elections more secure.

Mainers have been allowed to register to vote on Election Days since the early 1970s. The Legislature this year passed a law requiring voters to register at least two business days before an election, but opponents forced a referendum seeking to restore same-day voter registration.

In his radio address, LePage says polling clerks are busy enough on Election Days without having to review new registrations.