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What’s next in ranked-choice tallying for Democrats who want to replace LePage

With ballots cast in Maine’s June 12 election, the focus turns to counting them — again — and nowhere is that task more complicated than the seven-way Democratic gubernatorial primary.

Under Maine’s new ranked-choice voting system, only one candidate was eliminated from contention: Donna Dion of Biddeford, who came in last in the field with about 1 percent of the vote.

In case you’re confused about what comes next in the process, here’s a refresher:

Final tallying

Municipalities across Maine are at various stages of counting their ballots and by law have three days to report to the secretary of state’s office. If a ranked-choice tally is needed — which is for certain in the Democratic gubernatorial race — responsibility for the tallying will shift to state elections officials.

The County is pleased to feature content from our sister company, Bangor Daily News. To read the rest of “What’s next in ranked-choice tallying for Democrats who want to replace LePage,” an article by contributing Bangor Daily News staff writer Christopher Cousins, please follow this link to the BDN online.

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