Voters Talk Maine’s Conduct of Elections at Bangor Public Hearing
Maine’s election process was the subject of a public hearing in Bangor, Thursday night.Local residents came out to address the Commission to Study the Conduct of Elections. The five person panel was formed as a result of legislation passed earlier this year, which came in the wake of allegations that ineligible voters had cast ballots in past elections.During the 2 1/2 hour hearing, voters had a chance to voice their concerns. Old Town resident and former Secretary of State, Matt Dunlap, came to talk about voter identification requirements.”The idea of a photo ID for voting would keep people away from the polls. It would solve no real election malfeasance or irregularities or integrity issues. It would just keep people away from the polls,” said Dunlap.Current Secretary of State Charlie Summers appointed the commission last May.They will host six more hearings around the state this fall.