Maine voters will be using "ranked-choice" voting to elect candidates in their June 12 primary - the first time this system has been used in a statewide election in this country. In November 2016, 52 percent of Maine voters approved a ballot initiative to implement ranked-choice voting, it has since faced legal challenges and a legislative move to suspend its use in the state. We also look to Connecticut, where the legislature there has just decided to join a national drive to elect the president by popular vote.
- Erik Cleven - Assistant Professor of Politics at Saint Anselm College.
- Mark Pazniokas - reporter with The Connecticut Mirror.
- Rep. Ellen Read - Democrat from Newmarket, she has proposed a legislative bill to bring Ranked-Choice Voting to N.H.
- Colin Woodard - State & National Affairs Writer at the Portland Press Herald and Maine Sunday Telegram, also a Politico contributor.
Here's the informational video released by the Maine Secretary of State's office explaining Ranked-Choice Voting:
Civics 101 covered voting systems: click here to listen.
Rep. Ellen Read proposed a legislative bill bringing Ranked-Choice Voting to N.H.
Mark Pazniokas reports in The Connecticut Mirror on the push there to join the national compact for a presidential popular vote.