September 17, 2020
Maine held its second cycle of primary elections using ranked choice voting (RCV) in July 2020. Nine state and federal races used RCV, including the hotly-contested Republican primary for the second congressional district, for which FairVote conducted RCV polling prior to the election.
This report examines the election results based on ballot data. Each of the RCV races had high turnout, strong use of rankings by voters, and low ballot error. In addition, the report compares our poll findings with election results, demonstrating that RCV polling is reliable and accurate.