No deadline to deliver ranked choice voting results in 2nd Congressional District race

AUGUSTA, Maine (WABI) - Secretary of State Matt Dunlap says the ballot counting for ranked choice voting starts with collecting the ballots.

Over the next few days, ballots from throughout the second Congressional District will be gathered up and brought to Augusta.

Dunlap says his staff is prepared to work on Saturday and Monday, the Veterans Day holiday, to move the process along.

He says the calculations, with the help of computers, will then take place next week.

But he won't commit as to when a winner will be announced.

"We tend to under promise and over deliver. That seems to be a good policy for us. So we're going to see where we are everyday and probably have a projection that may change as to when we're going to be finished. So there's no deadline on this"

The Second District race was the most expensive Congressional contest in Maine history.