An Act To Establish Ranked-choice Voting
Sec. 1. 21-A MRSA §1, sub-§27-C is enacted to read:
Sec. 2. 21-A MRSA §1, sub-§35-A is enacted to read:
Sec. 3. 21-A MRSA §601, sub-§2, ¶J is enacted to read:
Sec. 4. 21-A MRSA §722, sub-§1, as amended by PL 2009, c. 253, §36, is further amended to read:
Sec. 5. 21-A MRSA §723-A is enacted to read:
§ 723-A. Determination of winner in election for an office elected by ranked-choice voting
(1) The candidate cannot be elected because the candidate's vote total in a round of the ranked-choice voting tabulation plus all votes that could possibly be transferred to the candidate in future rounds from candidates with fewer votes or an equal number of votes would not be enough to surpass the candidate with the next-higher vote total in the round; or
(2) The candidate has a lower vote total than a candidate described in subparagraph (1).
Sec. 6. Application. This Act applies to elections held on or after January 1, 2018.