Ranked-choice voting has been in the news a lot lately. But, what is it? How does it work? And, is it more democratic than the single-vote method we’re used to?
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On September 11, SB 212 passed the legislature. It lets non-charter cities and counties use ranked choice voting for elections for their own officers.
Gov. Janet Mills said Friday she would delay action on a bill passed by Maine lawmakers last month to expand ranked-choice voting to presidential elections.
Newly passed bill requiring that Maine use ranked-choice voting in its March 3 “Super Tuesday” presidential primary adds a whole new wrinkle.
FEC vice chairman Matthew Petersen resigned Monday effective Friday. His resignation leaves the election cop with a decision-making body shy of a quorum.
Maine Press Herald, has this editorial asking the legislature to pass the bill that would provide for ranked choice voting in the presidential primary.
Denver 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals may add another Jack-in-the-box element for the US electoral system if it allows electors to vote as they please.
Georgians who want hand-marked paper ballots challenging new election system state officials rushing to implement for next year’s presidential primaries.
Ranked choice voting (RCV) makes democracy more fair and functional. It works in a variety of contexts. It is a simple change that can have a big impact.
Former Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R) on Sunday announced that he would not run for his old Maine seat in 2020, citing “family priorities.”