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State of Maine 2018 Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) Election Data
 

Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) election data for the November 6, 2018 U.S. House of Representatives election in Maine's Congressional District No. 2 is now available in CSV (Comma-Separated Values) format.

Update: two data files are now available, namely the original version based on uncertified results generated on November 15, 2018; and an updated version based on results certified to the Governor on November 26, 2018. The district statistics section has vote totals and further information about the update.

The data files consist of the following columns:

  • State
  • Congressional District
  • Election
  • First Preference
  • Second Preference
  • Third Preference
  • Fourth Preference
  • Fifth Preference
  • Votes Cast (for combination of first, second, third, fourth and fifth preferences)

The election statistics come from official reports and data files published by Maine's Department of the Secretary of State's Bureau of Corporations, Elections & Commissions, and updated as of November 26, 2018. The Secretary of State's Resources for Ranked-choice Voting (RCV) page has further information on the voting system, including the rules governing the administration of elections determined by Ranked Choice Voting (in PDF format).

Preference Codes


      B       Bond, Tiffany L.      
      D       DEM Golden, Jared F.      
      H       Hoar, William R.S.      
      R       REP Poliquin, Bruce      
      O       Overvote      
      U       Undervote      

District Statistics


Uncertified and certified results of the first round of counting in the congressional district are shown in the following table. Note that certified results are equal to the sum of uncertified results plus the updated figures for six towns.

    Candidate 
 Names 
    Uncertified 
 Results 
 (11-15-2018) 
    Six-town 
 Update 
 (11-21-2018) 
    Certified 
 Results 
 (11-26-2018) 
  
    Bond, Tiffany L.      16,260      292      16,552    
    DEM Golden, Jared F.      128,999      3,014      132,013    
    Hoar, William R.S.      6,753      122      6,875    
    REP Poliquin, Bruce      131,631      2,553      134,184    
    Continuing Ballots      283,643      5,981      289,624    
    Ballot Exhausted    
       By Overvotes      426      9      435    
       By Undervotes      5,883      135      6,018    
       By Exhausted Choices      0      0      0    
    Total      289,952      6,125      296,077    

The following table shows the uncertified and certified results of the second round of counting in the district. As with first round totals, certified results are equal to the sum of uncertified results plus the updated figures for six towns.

    Candidate 
 Names 
    Uncertified 
 Results 
 (11-15-2018) 
    Six-town 
 Update 
 (11-21-2018) 
    Certified 
 Results 
 (11-26-2018) 
  
    Bond, Tiffany L.      0      0      0    
    DEM Golden, Jared F.      139,231      3,209      142,440    
    Hoar, William R.S.      0      0      0    
    REP Poliquin, Bruce      136,326      2,605      138,931    
    Continuing Ballots      275,557      5,814      281,371    
    Ballot Exhausted    
       By Overvotes      522      11      533    
       By Undervotes      13,542      296      13,838    
       By Exhausted Choices      331      4      335    
    Total      289,952      6,125      296,077    

Maine's Secretary of State has released an explanation of the final tabulation in Congressional District No. 2. It should also be noted that election-night, preliminary first preference results for the six affected towns, available on the Bangor Daily News website, are virtually identical to the figures obtained by adding the updated results issued by the Secretary of State to the uncertified totals for the same towns published on November 15, 2018 - which should dispel any doubts about the provenance of the updated figures. Moreover, it must be pointed out that the 604-vote increase in Jared Golden's lead over Bruce Poliquin came mainly from Golden's 461-vote, first preference advantage in the updated results; the second count of these ballots only added 143 votes to his lead.


Last update: November 30, 2018.