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LWVME in the News 2016

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Maine starts planning ranked choice voting systems, League president Jill Ward quoted in AP article, November 11, 2016.

Maine voters adopt Ranked Choice Voting, lead the way for more choice, more voice, joint media release, November 9, 2016.

YES on 5 WINS, WGME November 9, 2016.

Our Voter Guide in the Penobscot Bay Press. November 3, 2016.

Should we vote for candidates in order of preference? League mentioned in Newsweek article, October 30, 2016.

No zombies cast ballots in our elections: Maine elections are legitimate, op-ed from League president, Jill Ward, in the Bangor Daily News, October 22, 2016.

Op-ed on Clean Elections mentions the League, October 21, 2016.

Bangor council candidates talk city's future during forum, coverage of League-sponsored candidate forum in the Bangor Daily News, October 20, 2016.

Legislative candidates face off in Ellsworth, coverage of League-sponsored candidate forum in the Ellsworth American, October 19, 2016.

The 'Second-Most Important Vote' On Election Day, League President Jill Ward quoted by the Institute for Public Accuracy, October 18, 2016.

For Those Who Don't Want to Vote for the Lesser of Two Evils, LWVME in yes! magazine article, October 13, 2016.

Polls busy across Maine on first day of in-person absentee voting, LWVME quoted in Portland Press Herald story, October 12, 2016.

Ranked choice as easy as 1, 2, 3? Not so fast, critics say. LWVME President Jill Ward quoted in AP story, October 9, 2016.

League of Women Voters releases 2016 Easy-to-Read Voter Guide, LWVME Press Release, October 4 2016.

League of Women Voters Cancels Brunswick Candidates Forum, LWVME Press Release, September 27, 2016.

National Voter Registration Day: How to register in Maine, by what time, and where, WCSH September 27, 2016.

League of Women Voters Celebrates National Voter Registration Day, LWVME Press Release, September 22, 2016.

Getting Out the Vote. Listen to League president Jill Ward on MPBN's Maine Calling September 20, 2016.

How ranked-choice voting could make voters more open to third-party candidates, PBS Newshour, September 2, 2016.

Are 'Instant Runoffs' a Better Way to Vote?, Stateline from the Pew Charitable Trusts, September 2, 2016.

How Paul LePage got elected, and how Mainers think they can fix a broken voting system, Boston.com September 1, 2016.

Group promotes voting change for Maine with ranked-choice beer tastings,, Portland Press Herald, August 24, 2016.

Support ranked-choice voting,, Sarah Palmer's LTE in the BDN, August 5, 2016.

Better way to vote, Gina Coppens's LTE in the BDN, August 2, 2016.

After ceremony, new citizen says, `I want to vote to determine my future', in the BDN, July 29, 2016.

YES on Question 5: Ranked Choice Voting!, Ned White blog post in the BDN, July 23, 2016.

Ranked-choice voting the way to go in Maine, LTE in the Kennebeck Journal/Morning Sentinel, July 7, 2016.

Correcting record about ranked choice voting, Ann Luther's op-ed in the Journal Tribune, June 28, 2016.

Maine Voices: Ranked-choice voting passes every test of true democracy, LWVME President Jill Ward's op-ed in the Portland Press Herald, June 11, 2016.

League of Women Voters Calls for Full Funding of the Clean Elections Initiative, press release, February 23, 2016.

LWVME President Jill Ward releases statement on constitutionality of RCV, press release, January 21, 2016.

Maine officials, legislators question legality of ranked-choice voting, Portland Press Herald, January 20, 2016.