November 9, 2022 •
Portland, Maine Voters Approve Clean Election Program, Ethics Commission, and Ranked Choice Voting
Voters passed seven of 13 ballot questions including measures to establish a clean elections program, ranked-choice voting, an ethics commission, and a code of ethics.
The new campaign finance rules prohibit corporate contributions to candidates for city office and prohibit ballot question contributions or expenditures from any entity under foreign influence.
The city will use a proportional ranked choice voting method for elections in which more than one person is to be elected to a single office.
City Council will form an independent ethics commission and then adopt a code of ethics as recommended by the commission.
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