AUGUSTA, Maine — A campaign group pushing for restoration of Maine’s Election Day voter registration law says it raised nearly $278,000 during the three months ending last Friday.
The Protect Maine Votes coalition’s report to the state ethics commission says it spent more than $171,000 during the same period. The biggest chunk of spending, $104,000, went to coalition partners to oversee and manage more volunteers during the petition drive that launched the campaign.
The contributions reported by the group include cash and in-kind donations.
Protect Maine Votes is asking voters to approve Question 1 on the Nov. 8 ballot. It asks for repeal of a state law requiring voters to register at least two business days before an election. Passage would restore Maine’s law allowing registration up to and including Election Day.