AUGUSTA – Maine voters approved a referendum question that calls for switching to a ranked choice voting system for future elections.
It has met with resistance in Augusta and today Maine’s highest court is hearing arguments on the constitutionality of the new system.
Ranked choice voting allows voters to rank ballot choices from first to last based on their preferences.
Supporters said it ensures the issue or candidate that picks up the most votes will win and will prevent so called spoiler candidates from impacting the results.
But the Maine Senate has asked the Supreme Judicial Court to weigh in on the matter.
Oral arguments are being heard Thursday and we’ll have the full story tonight at 6:00 p.m.