- Associated Press - Monday, February 8, 2016

AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) - Maine Democrats say support for a bill to protect voters from intimidation shows the public is on board with a plan to prevent harassment at the polls.

The Legislature’s Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee held a public hearing on the proposal Monday. Windham Democrat Bill Diamond says his bill would set rules about the use of video cameras at polls.

A group called Project Dirigo videotaped voters in November who signed petitions seeking to put a gun control issue on the 2016 ballot. Their actions raised concerns about voter intimidation.

The Maine Municipal Association testified Monday that voters should not be made to feel uncomfortable or distressed at polls. There was no opposition to the bill Monday. The bill will see more work at the committee level.

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