Letter to Maine Sec. of State on Clarifying Student Residency Status

Recent media reports of an investigation into possible voter fraud or improper voting in Maine have focused on a list of registered voters who were also paying "out-of-state" tuition rates at Maine public universities. The Brennan Center wrote Sec. of State Charles Summers, Jr., asking him to publicly clarify that tuition rates and state residency for voting rights are governed by very different standards and reaffirm the voting rights of students who qualify as Maine residents and register to vote.

August 17, 2011

Recent media reports of an investigation into possible voter fraud or improper voting in Maine have focused on a list of registered voters who were also paying "out-of-state" tuition rates at Maine public universities. The Brennan Center wrote Sec. of State Charles Summers, Jr., asking him to publicly clarify that tuition rates and state residency for voting rights are governed by very different standards and reaffirm the voting rights of students who qualify as Maine residents and register to vote. Read the letter below, or download it as a PDF.

Letter to Maine Sec. of State on Student Voting