Ranked-choice voting restores majority rule and puts more power in the hands of Maine voters. It is like having a run-off election but without having the expense and time of having to return to the polls.

There are those who say that people will be confused by ranked-choice voting, but clearly they are underestimating Maine voters. We are certainly capable of understanding how it works and indeed to see a sample ballot we only need to go to the secretary of state’s website.

The question that will be on the ballot can be, however, a little confusing because the language that must be used is loaded with legalese. If you vote yes, as we will, it will simply mean that ranked-choice voting can be used in future Maine elections.

Sandra and Ole Jaeger


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