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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

Beware of Unconstitutional Claims Regarding Maine Ranked Choice Voting | Independent Voter NewsBeware of Unconstitutional Claims Regarding Maine Ranked Choice Voting | Independent Voter News

Up Next. New Voting Methods. Beware of Unconstitutional Claims Regarding Maine Ranked Choice Voting. November 5, 2016. Mainers face an important choice on Question 5 when they go to the polls on November 8th—whether to support ranked-choice voting to

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

Open Primaries Should Head List of Crisis-Driven Election Reforms | Independent Voter NewsOpen Primaries Should Head List of Crisis-Driven Election Reforms | Independent Voter News

candidates, not parties. Above all, we believe in a healthy dose of common sense. Polling that Mainers for Open Elections. conducted with the national group Open Primaries shows. that 80 percent of Maine voters support opening the state’s primary elections. There

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

Despite Reported Opposition, Significant Percentage of Maine GOP Plan to Take Advantage of Ranked Choice Voting | Independent Voter NewsDespite Reported Opposition, Significant Percentage of Maine GOP Plan to Take Advantage of Ranked Choice Voting | Independent Voter News

Up Next. New Voting Methods. Despite Reported Opposition, Significant Percentage of Maine GOP Plan to Take Advantage of Ranked Choice Voting. July 9, 2020. FairVote. released the results of a new SurveyUSA poll Wednesday that found that Maine Republicans

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