On Tuesday, voters in Maine’s Second Congressional District will choose between Democratic incumbent Jared Golden and Republican challenger Bruce Poliquin, according to a report coming out of Augusta, Maine, and originating from WABI.
The office of the Secretary of State has announced that a second vote will be held to determine the preferences of the voters.
What does the rankedchoice voting system do?
Golden faced challenging competition from not only Poliquin but also Tiffany Bond, who worked for the Independent.
With the help of the ranked-choice voting system, Golden was able to defeat Poliquin in the 2018 election.
We are moving on to the next phase of voting, which is ranked-choice voting, because Golden had not yet received fifty percent of the vote as of Wednesday afternoon.
In an interview with TV5, Secretary of State Shenna Bellows talked about how important it is to follow the law and count every vote.
Bellows stated that the Maine State Police would be deployed throughout the entirety of Maine’s Congressional District 2 in order to transport the ballots and memory devices to the tabulators. Augusta is the correct response in every scenario.
The election will use rankedchoice voting and all votes will be counted using that system.
The election will use a system called ranked-choice voting, and all of the votes will be counted using that system. The outcomes of a vote using ranked choices are not presented in a step-by-step format. The election for who will represent the people of this country in Congress will take place the following Tuesday.
The process for counting votes based on how they were ranked is clear and easy to understand.
Additionally, the tally will be broadcast live on the Department of Transportation’s Facebook page.
After the tallying is done in Augusta on Tuesday, the candidates have until Friday to ask for a new count.
Twenty days after the election, Excel files with the official results of the election will be put on the page for election results.