Maine Becomes the First State To Test Ranked-Choice Voting

I was instantly for RCV when I first heard of it many years ago. We should have had it all along. Why is it taking so long to get?

Under RCV, a victor who is reviled by more than half of the voters will be a thing of the past. And progressives can express their support for likeminded candidates without fear of vote-splitting.

“I’m very excited,” says Lisa Miller, an attendee from Somerville who has supported RCV in its long journey to the primary ballot. “I am no longer hedging my bets. I am voting for the person that my values really resonate with. And voting for a second person who’s pretty close.”

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    Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.
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