I am a senior in high school. Since I moved to Maine when I was 3, I haven’t seen a single Maine governor elected with a majority of the vote.

Maine and national politics are witnessing more third-party and independent candidates elected to big roles in our government.

With these multiple-candidate, modern-day elections, winning by a plurality just doesn’t make sense. Mainers can set the course for the rest of the nation to follow by making elections truly fair with ranked-choice voting.

I’ll be too young to vote Nov. 8, so I am relying on the public to recognize the opportunity for a change and vote in the affirmative. This system will give our state the power to modernize the way we vote.

On behalf of all future voters, I ask the people of Maine to vote “yes” on 5.

Jackson Dinsmore