AUGUSTA — The “No on 1” campaign was sent a penalty letter by state ethics commission staff this week because they missed a filing deadline for campaign finance reports, Jonathan Wayne, ethics commission executive director said today.

The letter indicates that the campaign, which is asking voters to reject an attempt to repeal a law that changes when people can register to vote, did not file the proper report within 24 hours of making an expenditure. A preliminary penalty of $3,251 has been recommended by staff, according to the letter.

These types of letters are routine, Wayne said, and the campaign has the right to request a waiver from the full ethics commission.

Voters will decide Question 1 on Tuesday: “Do you want to reject the section of Chapter 399 of the Public Laws of 2011 that requires new voters to register to vote at least two business days prior to an election?”