Q. Question 1 would reject a new state law requiring new voters to register to vote at least two business days prior to an election. If the election was today, would you vote for or against Question 1?
Would vote for it: 48
Would vote against it: 44
Not sure: 7
With the referendum in just six days, this race should be considered too close to call. While restoring same-day registration has a narrow advantage, it is built on the support of young voters. Those under 30 favor same-day registration by a margin of 61-39, but their turnout patterns are more difficult to predict.
Protect Maine Votes, the organization leading the charge to restore same-day registration, writes over email that opponents of same-day registration have spent somewhere in the neighborhood of $250,000 on television and direct mail since Friday, with more on the way this weekend. That is huge for Maine, and far outpaces what Protect Maine Votes will be able to run.
This is a good chance to fight back in the Republican war on voting. Further, in a state like Maine, your donation goes a long way. Please, contribute $5 to Protect Maine Votes on Orange to Blue.