A car drives by an election day voting sign on outer Congress Street in Portland on June 14, 2022. Credit: Troy R. Bennett / BDN

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We’ve all heard the advice “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Many voters still wonder why ranked-choice voting, which I think was totally unnecessary, became law.

Whatever people’s opinion, ranked-choice voting has confused voters. Many think they have to choose a second or third choice candidate, but they don’t. People can vote for their candidate as their first, second, third, etc. choice and it will not invalidate their ballot. Go to this website, and scroll down to page six: https://www.maine.gov/sos/cec/elec/upcoming/pdf/RCVMarkedBallots.Updated101420.pdf

The instructions are simple.  

Jack Gagnon


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