Resources for Ranked-choice Voting (RCV)
The November 6, 2018 General Election will be conducted using a system of ranked-choice voting for the offices of U.S. Senate and U.S. Congress, in which there are more than two candidates. Those races include:
- The U.S. Senate race Incumbent U.S. Sen. Angus King (I), Maine Sen. Eric Brakey (R ), and Zak Ringelstein (D)
- The U.S. Congressional District 1 race: Incumbent U.S. Rep. Chellie Pingree (D), Mark Holbrook (R), and Maine Rep. Martin Grohman (I)
- The U.S. Congressional District 2 race: Incumbent Rep. Bruce Poliquin (R), Maine Rep. Jared Golden (D), Tiffany Bond (I) and William Hoar (I).
In these races, voters will have an opportunity to vote for their first-choice candidate and to rank the remaining candidates in order of preference (i.e. second choice, third choice, etc.).
This animated video provides voters with an explanation of the voting process, tabulation and all other aspects of voting in an RCV election.
How do I properly mark the ranked-choice ballot?
View these 10 examples of marked ballots to see how you can mark your ballot to make sure your vote is counted accurately.
Sample ballots are not yet available for the November 6, 2018 General Election.
This PDF provides the facts voters need to know about voting in a ranked-choice election.