• ranked-choice voting Sep 28

    Ranked-Choice Voting Fight in Maine Could Head to Supreme Court

    After a Maine Supreme Judicial Court ruling last week that ranked-choice voting could be used in this year’s presidential election, there’s an effort to take the issue to federal courts. On Thursday, attorneys for Maine’s Secretary of State and opponents of ranked-choice voting, including the state’s Republican Party, will argue in front of the Supreme Judicial Court on whether...

  • Maine Sep 23

    Maine Will Be First State to Use Ranked Choice Voting in Presidential Election

    Maine is set to become the first state in the nation to use ranked choice voting in a presidential election. In a decision that came out on Tuesday, Maine’s Supreme Judicial Court overturned a lower court ruling on the validity of signatures that would have put a people’s veto on ranked choice in front of voters. If that had...

  • ranked runoff Jul 17

    Ranked Runoff to Begin in Maine GOP Primary for House Seat

    Maine election officials began determining the winner of a Republican primary for a U.S. House of Representatives seat on Friday using ranked-choice voting. Former state Rep. Dale Crafts won Tuesday’s initial round of voting but did not crack 50% of the vote, which triggers a ranked runoff under Maine law. A spokeswoman for the Maine Department of the Secretary...

  • ranked-choice voting Dec 6, 2019

    Proposed Ballot Question Would Change Massachusetts Electoral System

    A proposed ballot question that would overhaul the state’s electoral system has cleared another hurdle on the way to next year’s ballot. The group Voter Choice for Massachusetts is pushing what is called a ranked-choice voting system. On Wednesday, the group said they have submitted more than enough voter signatures to move the question along. Under the proposed system,...

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