Bill Would Allow Non-Citizens to Vote in Municipal Elections 

The chairman of the state Republican Party says he’s not impressed with a bill that would allow immigrants and other non-citizens to vote in municipal elections.GOP Chairman Charlie Webster is calling the proposal “lame brained,” and says the lawmakers sponsoring it should be focusing on bigger problems like solving the state’s budget and healthcare problems.The sponsoring lawmakers represent Auburn and Portland…cities with large immigrant communities.Maine’s top election official, Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap, says he doesn’t think the proposal does any harm.