Letter: Ranked Choice voting works

Penobscot Bay Pilot

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There has been much discussion about Ranked Choice Voting over the past year--and for good reason. ย There is no state of voters across the country who are more ready for an overhaul of their voting system than Maine. ย This November, Mainers finally have a chance to lead the nation and make the switch,ย 

I like Ranked Choice Voting because it gives voters more meaningful choices, promotes a more equitable way of evaluating the candidates, and reinforces a more democratic form of voting.

Between 2008 and 2011, the nonpartisan League fo Women Voters of Maine convened a study of alternative voting systems and corroborated many of these findings--ultimately rendering the decision that Ranked Choice Voting is the most cost-effective, administratively efficient and democratic method to ensure that our leaders in Augusta and Washington are elected by a majority vote.

I am excited about this movement and urge readers to spend time researching the issue. ย More information can be found by visiting the website for the League of Women Voters of Maine.

David Berg lives


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