Author: Deborah Delp

Deborah Delp is President of Yankee Marina & Boatyard, a small family-owned, second generation business in Yarmouth, Maine. Working with her two brothers and a crew of 27, she is familiar with the profound effect legislation can have on all small family businesses across the state and remains active in state and local politics.

This legislative session, lawmakers on the Veterans and Legal Affairs Committee held public hearings on three bills that would make major changes to the way Mainers cast their election ballots. LD 202, sponsored by Sen. Dave Miramant, would amend the Maine Constitution to allow for the use of ranked-choice voting in state-level general elections. LD 580, sponsored by Rep. Stephen Moriarty, would amend the constitution to enshrine early voting by absentee ballot. LD 706, sponsored by Rep. Maggie O’Neil, would lower the statewide voting age to 16 years. Confidence in our country’s long established and respected voting system is now…

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