VRM in the States: Maine
Maine currently has the Election Day Registration and Portability components of Voter Registration Modernization in place. Maine also has preregistration.
Advances in Voter Registration Modernization
- Election Day Registration: Maine implemented Election Day registration in 1973. Individuals may register in person at any time at a town office or City Hall, including on Election Day.
- Portability: Registered voters who move within the state without updating their registration can, on Election Day, change their address with their municipal registrar and then cast a regular ballot at their new polling place.
Gains from Voter Registration Modernization in Maine
- For the 2014 general election, same day registrations constituted 21.9% of all registrations received in the two years preceding the election.