Voters’ Rights in Maine
Voter ID laws are a form of voter suppression and keep eligible voters from being able to actively participate in our political process.
Together with EqualityMaine, GLAD testified against LD 34, An Act to Require a Person to Show Photographic Identification for the Purpose of Voting. The bill is unnecessary for numerous reasons, including that Maine already uses other ways to effectively verify identity and address, but most specifically because voter ID laws are a form of voter suppression. While voter ID laws disproportionately impact many communities, our testimony highlighted the effects the bill would have on transgender people and older adults.