Maine: Contact Representative to Support Ballot Initiative Reform Legislation
Document 31 could come up for a vote soon in the House of Representatives to address problems and
concerns with the State’s current “Citizen Initiative” process
For more than a decade, Maine’s ballot initiative process has
transitioned into a gross disproportional representation of the citizens across
the state. Almost without exception, an
overwhelming majority of the signatures collected to qualify an initiative have
been collected from the First Congressional District. This type of system is easy to manipulate and
often represents the position of one certain geographic area of the state to
the detriment of another.
31 will need two-thirds of the Maine House to pass and appear on the Ballot
this November. It is critical you
contact your state Representative and urge them to support LD 31!