League of Women Voters

Maine Candidate and Ballot Info

Beginning in 2018 Maine has a ranked choice voting, which allows voters to rank the candidates on their ballot in order of their preference (1st choice, 2nd choice, 3rd choice, etc.).

When ballots are counted, if one candidate gets more than 50% of 1st choice votes, he or she wins. If no candidate receives more than 50% of 1st chocie votes, the lowest ranking candidate is defeated. For voters who ranked the defeated canddiate as their 1st choice, their votes count for their second choice. Repeate this process until there are only two candidates left. The person with the most votes in the final round is the winner.

Information on local, state and federal candidates and ballot measures may be available here.

To see a list of available races, visit the race index.



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