Join us on Tuesday, June 5th for the Rally & Reception for Ranked Choice Voting. Click here for event details.

Stand up to the Maine Legislature! Stand up for more voice!

The Maine Legislature has REPEALED or fundamentally altered ALL FOUR of the ballot initiatives that were approved by Maine voters at the ballot box in 2016.

We CAN’T allow politicians in Augusta to overturn the will of the people.

Ranked Choice Voting restores majority rule, puts more power in the hands of voters, and gives candidates with the best ideas, and not just the biggest bank accounts, a fighting chance.

Ranked Choice Voting is SIMPLE and FAIRER. Vote YES ON 1 on June 12, 2018 to protect Ranked Choice Voting.


How does Ranked Choice Voting work?

RANKING YOUR CHOICES: Rank as many or as few candidates as you like from your favorite to your least favorite.

DECLARING A WINNER: Ballots are counted in rounds where the last-place candidates lose until one candidate reaches a majority and wins. If your first choice can’t win, your vote automatically counts for your second choice, so you never feel like your vote is wasted.

With Ranked Choice Voting, you have the freedom to vote for the candidate you like the best without worrying that you will help the candidate you like the least.

June 12, 2018 Sample Ballots: Gubernatorial Primaries

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Timeline

  • On November 8, 2016, a majority of Maine voters approved Ranked Choice Voting at the ballot box in the second largest referendum vote by the people in our state’s history, and it became enacted law.

  • On October 23, 2017, a majority in the Maine Legislature disregarded the will of the people and repealed the people’s Ranked Choice Voting law in a special late-night session.

  • On February 2, 2018, Maine people collected more than 80,000 signatures in 88 days to place a People’s Veto on the June 12, 2018 ballot to protect the people’s Ranked Choice Voting law.

  • On June 12, 2018, YOU will have the opportunity to stand up to the Maine Legislature and insist on MORE VOICE in our democracy by voting YES on Question 1, the People’s Veto to protect Ranked Choice Voting.