Thursday, May 23, 2013
The Associated Press
AUGUSTA — Maine's secretary of state says a yearlong review has uncovered deficiencies in the state's voter registration system.
Secretary of State Charlie Summers
Staff photo by Joe Phelan
In an annual report to the Legislature's Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee on the state's voter registration system, Charlie Summers wrote that more than 150 noncitizens – who by law aren't allowed to vote – may have registered to vote over the past few years, with a third of those actually voting.
According to the Bangor Daily News, Summers said the problems were mostly clerical errors and not intentional fraud. He concluded in the report that Maine's election system is due for a review to ensure its accuracy and integrity.
Lawmakers received the report this week but declined to discuss it until the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee meets next week.