Attorney General Janet Mills calls for Immediate Legislative Fix to Rank Choice Voting Law

March 28, 2018

AUGUSTA - The issue raised by the Secretary of State this morning, which I was made aware of for the first time today, needs to be addressed immediately so that the will of the people may be respected. The more than 62,000 citizens who signed the Peoples? Veto petitions deserve to have their voices heard. The will of the people must not be thwarted by some technicality in the law. I will file legislation today to be presented to the Legislative Council to ensure that Rank Choice Voting is in full effect for this June?s primary as the people have dictated. I call on the Legislative Council to meet in an emergency session to address this urgent issue.