Here are answers to the questions you asked us about the 2018 election

Mainers will go to the polls on Nov. 6 for congressional, state, county and local elections. For the first time, congressional elections will be decided by ranked-choice voting, raising questions about the process and this year’s election in general.

The BDN asked readers to submit their questions about how elections this year would work. Here are answers to questions submitted by BDN readers:

— In ranked-choice voting, can I vote for the same person three times?

You can, but your first choice is the only one that would count. Voting for the same candidate more than once still counts as only one vote. If your first choice is eliminated as part of the ranking process, your second and third choices will not be counted if you picked the same candidate for those slots.

To read the rest of “Here are answers to the questions you asked us about the 2018 election,” an article by contributing Bangor Daily News staff writer Alex Acquisto, please follow this link to the BDN online.

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