Better Elections Are Possible

Home_page-_League_of_Women_Voters_of_Maine.pngWe believe it will reduce negative campaigning (...) because candidates will need to appeal to a broader range of voters for first- and second-choice rankings to build a majority of support. 

Ranked-choice voting also helps create a richer and, hopefully, more civil dialogue on the issues and increases the diversity of views available for voters to consider by allowing candidates from outside the two major parties to compete.

—League of Women Voters of Maine

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Ranked Choice Voting

The Problem

The Problem

When voters feel like they have to choose between the lesser-of-two-evils, that's not real choice.

Our Solution

Our Solution

Ranked choice voting gives every voter a meaningful vote.

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Get Involved

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Where it's used

Ranked choice voting is used in cities across the country! 

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Quick Takes

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Fourth Circuit Restores Pro-Voter Practices to North Carolina

by Drew Spencer

Today the Federal Court of Appeal for the Fourth Circuit reversed a lower court in North Carolina and struck down a bill implementing strict voter ID and repealing many of the state's pro-voter policies, including voter preregistration.

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Low turnout in Georgia's expensive primary runoffs highlight need for RCV

by Michael Patison

On July 26th, a handful of Georgians went to the polls to vote in runoff primary elections. Ranked choice voting, in which voters rank the candidates in order of preference, would eliminate the need for costly, unexciting runoffs since the runoff process is already built into the ballot-counting process. Additionally, because turnout is higher in the primary, we can ensure the voices of more people are heard when choosing the party nominee.

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New York Should Think Outside the Box to Improve Primaries

by Ethan Fitzgerald

Lawmakers that want more open and efficient elections in New York should go beyond trying to fix one issue at a time and instead give voters a system that is fair to everyone.

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