Does ranked choice voting raise any constitutional questions?


Courts in four states have ruled that ranked choice voting is fully constitutional, saying it upholds one person, one vote, and ensures that the candidate with the most votes is elected. Ranked choice voting elections have been happening for years across the country. Even voters in Portland, Maine have already used this voting system legally for years.

Constitutional scholars at the University of Maine School of Law and other prominent attorneys have confirmed that ranked choice voting is consistent with both the U.S. and Maine Constitutions. Click here to read their opinions.

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