As a person who gives credence to ranked-choice voting, I am writing in support — and to express my hope — that ranked choice voting is accepted in Maine.
It has been understood, implemented and well-received by voters across the United States. Australia and Ireland have chosen ranked-choice voting. Support has also come from current and former elected officials across the political spectrum.
Had that system been in use in Maine, the mayoral run-off vote in Lewiston — which created additional expense and took staff time — may not have been necessary.
It is important for voters to research and understand the importance of changing what has not been working well in recent elections in Maine.
Bette Swett-Thibeault, Lewiston