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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. What is this story missing? Let us know. >>. Stay Informed. Get our exclusive. Nonpartisan Reform Report. delivered to your inbox twice a month. Comments. Auto Pager Link

OPINION: Maine GOP's Hypocrisy on Ranked Choice Voting | Independent Voter NewsOPINION: Maine GOP's Hypocrisy on Ranked Choice Voting | Independent Voter News

Up Next. Opinion. OPINION: Maine GOP's Hypocrisy on Ranked Choice Voting. July 29, 2020. Consider this voting method: “If, on the first ballot, no one candidate receives a majority of the votes cast, the candidate receiving the least number of votes shall

SCOTUS Rejects Last Ditch Effort to Stop Ranked Choice Voting in Maine's Presidential Election | Independent Voter NewsSCOTUS Rejects Last Ditch Effort to Stop Ranked Choice Voting in Maine's Presidential Election | Independent Voter News

Up Next. New Voting Methods. SCOTUS Rejects Last Ditch Effort to Stop Ranked Choice Voting in Maine's Presidential Election. October 7, 2020. The US Supreme Court refused to hear a last ditch attempt by Maine Republicans Tuesday to prevent ranked choice

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

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

Maine Supreme Court Says No Referendum on Ranked Choice Voting for Presidential Elections Will Appear on 2020 Ballot | Independent Voter NewsMaine Supreme Court Says No Referendum on Ranked Choice Voting for Presidential Elections Will Appear on 2020 Ballot | Independent Voter News

choice voting twice,” said Anna Kellar, executive director for The League of Women Voters of Maine. “We’re grateful that, at least for now, Mainers will be able to rank candidates this fall, from the State House to the President of the United States.”. The

Florida's Open Primaries Amendment Could Help Ensure Voter Liberty for Mainers | Independent Voter NewsFlorida's Open Primaries Amendment Could Help Ensure Voter Liberty for Mainers | Independent Voter News

Bangor women’s group proposed this wise recommendation?). How many legislators are willing to put Maine and America first and foremost before their party? Who is willing to sponsor this open-primary legislation? It will be better for all Mainers, including

Ranked Choice Voting Opponents Are At It Again in Maine | Independent Voter NewsRanked Choice Voting Opponents Are At It Again in Maine | Independent Voter News

” wrote Judge Walker. Mainers have voted twice to use ranked choice voting in Maine elections. In fact, in 2018, nearly 50,000 more voters cast a ballot to protect RCV than the state’s top political office in both parties’ primaries combined. The Maine

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