Ranked choice voting now in doubt for June primaries

Published: Mar. 29, 2018 at 3:37 PM EDT
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Ranked choice voting was supposed to come into play in Maine's primaries this June, but now that's in doubt.

Secretary of State Matt Dunlap told lawmakers Thursday ranked-choice is on hold because an analyst found a conflict in the law pertaining to it.

Maine would be the first state in the nation to use the system in statewide primary elections.

The system lets voters rank candidates from first to last.

A candidate who wins a majority of first-place votes is declared the winner.

If no one wins an outright majority, there are additional tallies to determine the winner.

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