Letter to the Editor: Ranked Choice voting works

Tue, 06/07/2016 - 7:15pm

There has been much discussion about Ranked Choice Voting over the past year--and for good reason.  There is no state of voters across the country who are more ready for an overhaul of their voting system than Maine.  This November, Mainers finally have a chance to lead the nation and make the switch, 

I like Ranked Choice Voting because it gives voters more meaningful choices, promotes a more equitable way of evaluating the candidates, and reinforces a more democratic form of voting.

Between 2008 and 2011, the nonpartisan League fo Women Voters of Maine convened a study of alternative voting systems and corroborated many of these findings--ultimately rendering the decision that Ranked Choice Voting is the most cost-effective, administratively efficient and democratic method to ensure that our leaders in Augusta and Washington are elected by a majority vote.

I am excited about this movement and urge readers to spend time researching the issue.  More information can be found by visiting the website for the League of Women Voters of Maine.


David Berg lives in Searsport