Senate President Statement Regarding Supreme Court Ruling on Ranked-Choice Voting

“I would like to thank the justices for providing clarity on some of the questions the Maine Senate raised regarding ranked-choice voting. Based on the ruling, it is clear that ranked-choice voting will be used for the June 12th primary.

“It is also important to note, however, that the court’s ruling was very narrow in scope and only applies to the June primary.

“The court did not address the many remaining constitutional questions regarding this system of voting in Maine.

“From the beginning, our primary concern has been the integrity of Maine’s voting system, and we remain concerned about the citizens of Maine having confidence in it.

“In the short amount of time we have left in the legislative session, we will consider what we can do to ensure the election process goes smoothly on June 12th.”

Senate President Michael Thibodeau (R-Waldo)