An Act To Open Maine's Primaries and Permit Unenrolled Voters To Cast Ballots in Primary Elections
Sec. 1. 21-A MRSA §111, sub-§5, as amended by PL 2005, c. 387, §1, is further amended to read:
Sec. 2. 21-A MRSA §340, as enacted by PL 1987, c. 423, §3, is repealed.
Sec. 3. 21-A MRSA §341 is enacted to read:
§ 341. Unenrolled voter participation in primary elections allowed
A registered voter not enrolled in a political party may participate, subject to the restrictions of section 144, in a party's primary election without enrolling in that political party. An unenrolled voter may vote in only one party's primary election. The Secretary of State shall establish procedures to ensure that each voter voting in a party's primary election is offered a ballot for that primary election.
This bill allows an unenrolled voter to vote in a primary election without having to enroll in a political party. An unenrolled voter may vote in only one party's primary election.