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Letter to the editor: Open elections would ensure a brighter future for Maine | Independent Voter NewsLetter to the editor: Open elections would ensure a brighter future for Maine | Independent Voter News

free election system! That is the best way to ensure another 200 years for Maine. Joe H. Pickering Jr. Mainers for Open Elections. Bangor. Stay Informed. Get our exclusive. Nonpartisan Reform Report. delivered to your inbox twice a month. Comments. Auto Pager Link

In Maine: Partisan Hypocrisy Protects Minority Rule in Governor's Race | Independent Voter NewsIn Maine: Partisan Hypocrisy Protects Minority Rule in Governor's Race | Independent Voter News

Up Next. New Voting Methods. In Maine: Partisan Hypocrisy Protects Minority Rule in Governor's Race. August 21, 2018. In November, Mainers will vote for governor. Recent poll results show four candidates splitting the vote. Talk of “spoilers” is rearing

So Goes Maine? National Reform Coalition Supports Open Primaries, Ranked Choice Voting Initiatives | Independent Voter NewsSo Goes Maine? National Reform Coalition Supports Open Primaries, Ranked Choice Voting Initiatives | Independent Voter News

leading this fight in Maine, and hopes to pass this bill in time to encourage other legislatures to follow its lead. Maine lawmakers are also considering LD 211, a bill that would open Maine’s primaries to unenrolled voters and give all voters equal voice

It's Official: Maine Makes History Again with Ranked Choice Voting | Independent Voter NewsIt's Official: Maine Makes History Again with Ranked Choice Voting | Independent Voter News

Up Next. New Voting Methods. It's Official: Maine Makes History Again with Ranked Choice Voting. September 6, 2019. Maine is now officially the first state to adopt ranked choice voting (RCV) for presidential elections. LD 1083, Maine Senate President

Ranked Choice Voting for Presidential Elections Headed to Maine Governor's Desk | Independent Voter NewsRanked Choice Voting for Presidential Elections Headed to Maine Governor's Desk | Independent Voter News

Up Next. New Voting Methods. Ranked Choice Voting for Presidential Elections Headed to Maine Governor's Desk. August 26, 2019. AUGUSTA, MAINE - Ranked choice voting for the 2020 presidential primary and to determine Electoral College votes is on its way

Letter to the Bangor Daily News: Ending party control of elections | Independent Voter NewsLetter to the Bangor Daily News: Ending party control of elections | Independent Voter News

“There is no better way to reinvigorate the democratic spirit in you.” How so? Why should a plurality of voters in Maine and America have to register as a party member in order to vote in the primaries in first place? Ben Franklin. told. Mrs. Powell and all of

INCREDIBLE: Third Party, Independent Representation Up 40% Since 2014 | Independent Voter NewsINCREDIBLE: Third Party, Independent Representation Up 40% Since 2014 | Independent Voter News

parties to recruit," she added. Maine. “The word ’independent’ is part of Maine’s heritage of self-reliance,” says Maine state representative. Owen Casás. “And Maine has a history of electing a sprinkling of independent lawmakers and governors over time

National Association of Nonpartisan Reformers Recognizes Three Political Trailblazers | Independent Voter NewsNational Association of Nonpartisan Reformers Recognizes Three Political Trailblazers | Independent Voter News

to save RCV in Maine. This meant they would have to gather 60,000 signatures during one of the. worst winters in Maine history. in order to block the repeal. Thousands of Mainers were without power, streets were flooded, and wind gusts were at 70 mph

ME Legislature Passes Ranked Choice Voting for President... Then Takes It Back? | Independent Voter NewsME Legislature Passes Ranked Choice Voting for President... Then Takes It Back? | Independent Voter News

choice voting bill in Maine did not make its way to the governor’s desk. Due to an 11th hour procedural movement, the bill was sent back to the Senate. According to the Committee for Ranked Choice Voting, the bill is not dead. There is still an opportunity to

6 Legislative Efforts to Protect YOUR Right to Vote | Independent Voter News6 Legislative Efforts to Protect YOUR Right to Vote | Independent Voter News

Unenrolled voters simply want their voices heard in taxpayer-funded elections, and most Mainers agree this just makes sense. Given that 80% of Maine voters support opening Maine's primaries, we are optimistic that unenrolled voters will soon be able to