The Coastal Packet: Maine ranked choice voting action seen as national precedent

Monday, February 19

Maine ranked choice voting action seen as national precedent

Fair Vote - In his latest in Vox, Lee Drutman accurately points to the upcoming election in Maine as a crucial one for proponents of electoral reform in the United States.

He writes, “If Maine implements ranked-choice voting, over the objection of threatened political incumbents, it could set an important precedent for the nation, building momentum for a much-needed reform to our broken electoral system.”

Ranked choice voting (RCV) is used in more than a dozen cities across the country, but should the RCV referendum pass, Maine will be the first state in the nation to use it to vote for its members of Congress and to nominate all state offices in primary elections.

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