Westbrook, MAINE – Maine Democratic Party Chairman Phil Bartlett issued the following statement today in response to the Maine Secretary of State’s announcement that Rank Choice Voting (RCV) has secured the necessary signatures to move forward to a vote:

“The people of Maine have once again spoken loudly and clearly: they want ranked choice voting. We are confident that the Secretary of State’s office will move forward in a responsible manner to implement RCV for the upcoming primary, and we hope that Republicans in the Legislature will drop their senseless opposition to the peoples’ will and, instead, join with Democrats to provide the tools and funding necessary to fully support a smooth implementation of RCV in the coming months.”