Maine Group Petitioning for Clean Election Effort

Nov 4, 2014

PORTLAND, Maine — A group that wants to bolster Maine's clean election law is going to be collecting signatures on Election Day.

More than 800 volunteers with Maine Citizens for Clean Elections will be collecting petitions at more than 200 polling locations from Kittery to Fort Kent on Tuesday.

The proposed legislation is aimed at increasing transparency and bolstering accountability.

Program Director BJ McCollister says the proposal would increase fines and penalties for those who violate campaign finance reporting requirements. It also would require disclosure of top donors' in campaign advertising and require reporting for inaugural and transition committee fundraising for governors-elect.