Election preparations continue despite funding bill veto

September 18, 2018

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s top election official says that ballots are being printed despite the GOP governor’s veto of an election funding bill.

Maine Public reports that Democratic Secretary of State Matt Dunlap says the veto means Maine will pay its bills late for the November election and end up paying it back with interest.

Dunlap said the next Legislature will have to deal with such bills.

Gov. Paul LePage criticized the over $300,000 spending bill for being pushed in the 11th-hour without adequate input from taxpayers.

Dunlap said absentee ballots for overseas voters and those in the military will be available Friday. The rest of Maine’s absentee ballots will be available a month before the election.

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