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Question 1

Maine Ballot Measure - measure

Election: June 12, 2018 (Primary)
Outcome: Passed

Campaign Finance and Elections


Argument For



This referendum asks whether Maine voters want to reject those portions of legislation that would delay implementation of ranked-choice voting in state and federal elections (including primaries) until 2022, and then repeal ranked-choice voting unless the Maine Constitution is amended to allow ranked-choice voting in general elections for state offices by December 1, 2021.

A "YES" vote favors the people's veto, meaning that ranked-choice voting would be the method for choosing party nominees in future primary elections for all state and federal offices, and in determining the winners of general elections for U.S. Senate and Congress.

A "NO" vote opposes the people's veto, meaning that ranked-choice voting would be delayed until after December 1, 2021, and repealed unless the Legislature and the voters adopt a constitutional amendment by that date authorizing RCV in general elections for Governor, State Senator and State Representative.

Measure Text

Do you want to reject the parts of a new law that would delay the use of ranked-choice voting in the election of candidates for any state or federal office until 2022, and then retain the method only if the constitution is amended by December 1, 2021, to allow ranked-choice voting for candidates in state elections?

Yes ( ) No ( )

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