Media Advisory
August 4, 2021

Marie Follayttar

Jenna Howard [Fecteau]

Emily Cook [Bellows]

Media Advisory:
Maine Secretary of State and Maine Speaker of the House are United in Calling on Congress to Pass the For the People Act

Maine recently passed legislation establishing online voter registration and a new ongoing absentee voting option for some Maine voters. Join Speaker Ryan Fecteau and Secretary of State Shenna Bellows to celebrate and applaud the leadership of Mainers who have advocated for voter access and continue to push to ensure that whatever our color, background or zip code, voters across the country can freely and safely cast their ballots. 

Voting Rights Press Conference and Rally

Who: Maine Secretary of State Shenna Bellows, Maine Speaker of the House Ryan Fecteau, and allies

What: Voting Rights Press Conference and Rally 

When: Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 10:00 am

Where: New Location: Secretary of State’s Office, 103 Sewall Street, Augusta 2nd Floor

Maine is a leader in democracy, and our electoral system reflects many of the values expressed in the For the People Act, but there is more to be done to ensure that our elections are modern, accessible, and fair. This federal legislation would bring policies that have already benefited Maine voters, such as same-day voter registration, a clean election system, ballot drop boxes, automatic voter registration and no-excuse absentee voting, to other states. 

Passage of the For the People Act would ensure that Maine’s strong tradition of democracy continues in the years ahead by strengthening ethics and disclosure laws, increasing transparency, and supporting efforts to modernize our election infrastructure. 

The For the People Act would also bring resources for online voter registration, funding for ballot tracking, and election security improvements to Maine.