AUGUSTA – A people’s veto effort to repeal ranked-choice voting in the presidential primary and general election does not qualify for the ballot.
That’s according to Maine Secretary of State Matt Dunlap, who said the effort does not have enough valid signatures to move forward to a vote.
According to a release from the Sec. of State’s office, supporters of the effort submitted 9,482 petitions with 72,512 signatures on June 15.
Of those, elections staff said 61,334 were valid, which is short of the required minimum of 63,067.
As a result, Secretary Dunlap says ranked-choice voting will be in effect for the November 3, 2020 presidential election.