Maine Adopts Ranked-Choice Voting. What Is It, and How Will It Work?

Maine has changed how it will choose most officeholders, becoming the first state in the country to adopt ranked-choice voting, also known as instant-runoff voting.

Ranked-choice voting allows voters to list candidates in order of preference so that if in the first round no one wins a majority, officials can recount the ballots immediately until someone does. CONT.

Katharine Q. Seelye, New York Times