A Judicial Watch report released last month found that Cumberland, Sagadahoc, Hancock, Lincoln and Waldo counties all had voter registrations exceeding their total eligible voter populations. The study compared publicly available voter registration data to the Census’s American Community Survey data from 2014-2018.
Cumberland county showed that the total number of registered voters outweighs the voter-aged population by more than 22k people. Hancock was second with over 2000 more registered voters than their are voting-aged individuals. Sagadahoc county showed over 1800 more registered voters than their are voting-age individuals. Waldo & Lincoln Counties also showed a larger voter role than voting-age population with 654 and 105 respectively.
York, Franklin and Kennebec counties were at or near 100% of voting age adults being registered to vote while the remaining eight counties all report over 90% of there eligible voting age adults as registered to vote.
The National Voter Registration Act requires states make efforts to keep voter rolls clean. Judicial Watch conducts voter registration studies in order to notify states if they’re failing to meet those federal regulations.