Maine voters want ranked choice voting. But is it constitutional? Maine Supreme Court considers

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Brandon Doyen for WABI

Ranked choice voting was approved by Maine voters last fall.

But in a rare move, the Maine Senate has asked the Maine Supreme Judicial Court to weigh in on the constitutionality of the election overhaul.

The new election process allows Maine voters to rank ballot choices from first to last and ensures the winner gets the majority of votes.

But in order to enact the new law for 2018 elections, Maine’s Constitution may have to be amended.



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