Voters in Maine will make history on November 6, 2018, when we become the first in the nation to participate in a statewide Ranked Choice Voting general election. Maine voters should feel confident walking into the ballot box on November 6th.
RANKING YOUR CHOICES: Ranked Choice Voting gives you the power to rank candidates in your order of preference. Rank as many or as few as you like.
DECLARING A WINNER: Ballots are counted in rounds where the last place candidates lose until one candidate reaches a majority and wins. If your favorite candidate can’t win, your vote counts for your second choice, so you never feel like your vote is wasted.
Ranked Choice Voting will allow Maine voters to have more choice in elections, as we will be able to rank our choices of candidates in order of preference.
Ranked Choice Voting encourages candidates to seek support from all of us.
Voters who have used Ranked Choice Voting report more positive and issue-focused campaigns.
Absentee voting starts on August 21st and ends November 1st. Contact your town clerk to find out what time the polls open in your community on November 6th.
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