The Maine Secretary of State’s website now has information for voters who are seeking to educate themselves about ranked-choice voting, which is the method of voting that will be used for the first time ever in a statewide election as voters cast their ballots in Maine’s primary election on Tuesday, June 12.

Now available on the RCV Resources page are:

• Sample ballots for all ranked-choice voting races (only races with three or more candidates will employ the ranked-choice voting process, which requires that one candidate receive a majority of the vote)

• Frequently Asked Questions

• A printable PDF “RCV Fact Sheet” for voters to review and share with others

• An implementation plan showing the department’s progress and preparation for ranked-choice voting

• A timeline showing how the State of Maine came to use this voting method for the June 12, 2018, Primary Election

• The draft rules that will govern the process of administering ranked-choice voting, along with the public comments on those rules

Additional resources will soon be added to the RCV Resources page, including the final version of the rules and an easy-to-understand animation explaining how to mark the ranked-choice ballot and how votes will be tabulated.

To obtain an absentee ballot, visit your town office or use the Online Absentee Ballot Request service.