In an Oct. 2012 file photo, voters cast their votes through absentee ballots for the November election in Cape Elizabeth, Maine. Ranked-choice voting will be put to its biggest test when Maine uses the system in a statewide primary election on June 12, the first time a U.S. state has adopted the voting method.
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Maine Voters To Decide On Whether They'll Rank Candidates In Future Elections
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Danica Roem, a Democrat who won a race for delegate in Virginia's 13th Congressional District, at her campaign office in September. Roem is the first transgender person elected to a state legislature.
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A mail-in ballot for Denver, Colo. There are local elections on Tuesday and there's been a struggle to find candidates to run in many parts of Colorado.
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It has become increasingly common for politicians at all levels of government to block followers, whether it's for uncivil behavior or merely for expressing a different point of view.
Democratic candidate for the Virginia House of Delegates, Schuyler VanValkenburg canvasses a street last month in Henrico, Va. VanValkenburg is part of a surge of Democratic candidates running in Virginia this fall.
Wisconsin lawmakers are considering a $3 billion package of incentives to encourage Taiwanese electronics company Foxconn, which has had a presence in southern China, to build a factory in the state.
Demonstrators march in the Texas Capitol in Austin on Monday, protesting the state's newly passed anti-sanctuary cities bill, which empowers police to inquire about people's immigration status during routine interactions such as traffic stops.
A statue of Gen. Robert E. Lee, as it was removed from its longtime resting place in New Orleans on Friday. Lee's statue was the last of four Confederate monuments to be removed under a 2015 City Council vote.
Spectators look down on the Nevada Assembly on the opening day of the legislative session in Carson City, Nev., in February. On Wednesday, state senators backed the Assembly and voted to adopt the Equal Rights Amendment.
A police officer votes at Belmont High School on Feb. 9, 2016, in Belmont, N.H., during the New Hampshire presidential primary. The state's lawmakers are now debating bills that would tighten residency requirements for new voters.
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Eric Greitens, shortly before becoming governor of Missouri in January 2017. To address a revenue shortfall, Greitens cut $68 million in spending for the state's higher education system shortly after taking office.
Former Georgia Rep. Mike Dudgeon casts the ceremonial first vote of the new session of the Georgia House of Representatives on Jan. 10, 2011, in Atlanta. Dudgeon retired from the Legislature in 2016 because of work-life balance issues.