Maine Senate Votes to Repeal Ranked Choice Voting, but House Votes to Keep it For Some Offices

On June 27, the Maine Senate voted 21-13 to repeal ranked choice votin. That bill is LD 1625. One difficulty for supporters of ranked choice voting is that the Maine Secretary of State, a Democrat, opposes ranked choice voting.

A few hours later, also on June 27, the House voted 78-58 to pass LD 1624, which says that Ranked Choice Voting would survive for primaries, and for general elections for Congress.


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Maine Senate Votes to Repeal Ranked Choice Voting, but House Votes to Keep it For Some Offices — 5 Comments

  1. The Green and Libertarian Parties are both on the ballot in Maine for 2018. I hope both recruit lots of legislative candidates in the districts where the legislators voted for repeal. Although primary petitions to run for statewide office or US House are horrible for qualified parties in Maine, the legislative primary petitions aren’t so bad.

  2. Petitions must be signed by enrolled party members. Minor parties are duped by the prospect of having a segregated partisan primary of their own.

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