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There is a crucial invoice earlier than the Legislature, LD 1917, that will uphold the desires of Maine voters to have ranked-choice voting be in impact for all elections in Maine. This was already handed in a citizen referendum in 2016, however as a consequence of language within the Maine Structure it didn’t apply to sure elections for within-state officers. We basically ended up with two election programs — one for federal and for state and native. This invoice would take away the uncertainty of which kind of election we had been having by making all of them ranked-choice voting.
I believe ranked-choice voting is the fairest strategy to give each voter an equal say in who they need to elect. The priority expressed by some people who it’s arduous to grasp was very successfully addressed in public testimony. If there are three or extra candidates, you set them so as from finest to worst. (Or if there’s just one particular person you want, you may simply vote for them and depart the others clean.)
Folks in Australia, Eire, New Zealand, Malta, Northern Eire and Scotland use ranked-choice voting with none difficulties.
Folks ought to please contact their legislators now and ask them to assist LD 1917 to honor the directives of a majority of Maine voters and to have ranked alternative voting for all elections.
Because of Sen. Cameron Reny and Rep. Lydia Crafts for sponsoring this invoice.
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