Why did the League of Women Voters of Maine endorse ranked choice voting?

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The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy. Following three years of intense research, study and discussion, the League of Women Voters of Maine endorsed Ranked Choice Voting in 2011. Their final position reached through consensus reads as follows:

"The League of Women Voters of Maine supports election systems for elected offices in single seat elections that require the winner to receive a majority of the votes, as long as the majority is achieved by Instant Runoff Voting/Ranked Choice Voting, rather than a second, separate runoff election."

Click here to read more about the League of Women Voters of Maine's Voting Concurrence.

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