Question 1 on the June 12 ballot reads: “Do you want to reject the parts of a new law that would delay the use of ranked-choice voting in the election of candidates for any state or federal office until 2022, and then retain the method only if the constitution is amended by Dec. 1, 2021, to allow ranked-choice voting for candidates in state elections?”

I believe voters need to become familiar with the language on this ballot question before they go to the polls. I voted at my town hall last Thursday and found it impossible to understand what a “yes” or “no” vote meant on this ballot question.

I asked the clerk if she could explain it to me and she referred me to a several-page document, in small print, which covered many topics. Becoming very frustrated, I never did understand how to voice my support for ranked-choice voting. I ended up voting “no,” which I later found out meant I opposed the issue – which I do not.

Judith Kline

South Portland

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