Maine’s June 12 primary election is just around the corner. I, for one, am looking forward to casting my vote. Maine traditionally has a strong showing at the polls, even during the midterm elections.

Many Mainers like me are interested in the new ranked-choice voting system, which will be used during the statewide party primaries June 12. This is a first for Maine, and a first for the country.

I know some voters may feel unsure of how the system works. That’s why we should check out Maine Secretary of State Matthew Dunlap’s upcoming forum to get our questions answered before the election.

You can tune in to a forum via Facebook Live at 6 p.m. May 24 on the Maine Secretary of State’s Facebook page. AARP Maine is hosting a Facebook Live watch party in its Portland office. All are welcome. RSVP by visiting and typing in the code “RCVWatchParty.”

These are great opportunities and will help ensure that the state of Maine continues to have one of the highest midterm election turnouts in the nation.

Nancy Sullivan

volunteer, AARP Maine Advisory Council


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