Luther to talk about ranked-choice voting



SOUTHWEST HARBOR — Ann Luther from the League of Women Voters of Maine will give a free, educational, nonpartisan presentation on ranked-choice voting at the Southwest Harbor Public Library on Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 6-7 p.m.

On Nov. 8, Maine voters will head to the polls to weigh in on a number of referendum questions, including Question 5, which asks voters whether to replace our current voting system with ranked-choice voting for federal and state primary and general elections beginning in 2018.

The presentation will explain how ranked-choice voting works, how voters use the ballots, how it compares to our current system, where it is currently used across the state, country and world, and how voters have responded to its implementation.

The event is open to the public and community members are encouraged to attend. Attendees are encouraged to participate in the question-and-answer session following the presentation. Call the library at 244-7065.

In 2013, Luther was presented with the Roger Baldwin Award for her work to ensure voting rights, clean elections and ethics in government. She has served as president and advocacy chairwoman of the League of Women Voters of Maine. Luther also serves on the board of Maine Citizens for Clean Elections as president and treasurer. Luther has been recognized by the ACLU of Maine for her work to ensure that all qualified Mainers are able to make their voices heard at the ballot box. Contact Finn Melanson at [email protected] or 420-0469.

 

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