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Ranked Choice Voting process for Maine's 2nd District race begins

For the first time in Maine and the nation, a federal race will be determined by ranked-choice voting.

AUGUSTA (NEWS CENTER Maine) — The ranked-choice voting process to decide who will be sent to Congress to represent Maine's Second District is set to begin at 9 a.m. Friday morning in Augusta.

For the first time in Maine and the nation, a federal race will be determined by runoff vote.

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The elimination process is set to be tabulated between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Friday, continue Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and pick back up Monday, Veterans Day, from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., and continue until one of the candidates has more than 50% of the vote.

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As it stands, incumbent Republican Congressman Bruce Poliquin has a slight lead over opponent Democrat Jared Golden.

ELECTION RESULTS here