AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine's Secretary of State says some households are receiving a confusing voter registration mailing that's not from state government.

Matthew Dunlap says his office has received numerous complaints from relatives of deceased voters who have received mailings. The mailings are from a volunteer organization called Vote Forward based in Alabama.

The group enlists people to send handwritten letters to potential Democratic voters asking them to register to vote. The letters come with voter registration applications already filled out.

The Maine Division of Elections say the state didn't work with the volunteer group on the effort in any way. The division's address appears on the return mailer, which has caused some confusion among recipients.

Dunlap says the effort doesn't break Maine election laws. He asks that mailings addressed to a deceased person be discarded.

Copyright 2019 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

0
0
0
0
0

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.