The Right to Vote

Joann Bautista '18On Sept. 20, 2022, National Voter Registration Day, Maine Law will host a panel on The Right to Vote, as well as a voter
registration drive. Speakers were Joann Bautista ’18, Deputy Secretary of State, and Anna Kellar, Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of Maine. Jill Ward, Adjunct Professor and Director of the Maine Center for Youth Policy and Law, moderated the panel. They spoke about the state of voting rights in Maine and how to protect them. Voting rights are an essential part of democracy that must be zealously protected. The panel, an annual event organized by the DEI Committee, will discuss who can vote in Maine, registration, ranked choice voting, and the role of the Secretary of State’s Office and municipalities in administering and safeguarding the election process in Maine.