Timeline

  • On November 8, 2016, a majority of Maine voters approved Question 5 to adopt 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  • On October 23, 2017, a majority in the Maine Legislature disregarded the will of the people and repealed the people’s Ranked Choice Voting law in a special late-night session.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, Maine people stood up to the politicians in Augusta and approved Question 1, the People’s Veto to protect Ranked Choice Voting. Maine voters also made history by being the first in the nation to use Ranked Choice Voting in a statewide primary election.

  • On November 6, 2018, Maine voters became the first in the nation to use Ranked Choice Voting in a statewide general election for U.S. Senate and U.S. House.