ballot", as defined in 21-A M.R.S.A. §723-A, sub-§1, paragraph B,
means a ballot that is not an exhausted ballot.
2. "Continuing candidate," as defined in 21-A
M.R.S.A. §723-A, sub-§1, paragraph C, means a candidate who has not
3. "Election results
reporting program" means the software program that is compatible with the
current tabulation system used by the state and is capable of processing and
aggregating the results and cast vote records.
4. "Ranking," as defined in 21-A M.R.S.A.
§723-A, sub-§1, paragraph I, means the number or the numeric position
assigned on a ballot by a voter to a candidate to express the voter's
preference for that candidate. Ranking number one is the highest ranking,
ranking number two is the next-highest ranking and so on.
5. "RCV count" means the ranked-choice
counting process defined in these rules.
6. "RCV counting facility" means a facility
in the Augusta area selected by the Secretary of State and the room or rooms in
that facility in which one or more RCV counts will take place.
7. "RCV counting utility" means a specialty
software program or utility that incorporates the ranked-choice vote counting
requirements defined in Section 4, subsection 2 of these rules, and
electronically completes the rounds of the RCV count.
8. "Skipped ranking," as defined in 21-A
M.R.S.A. §723-A, sub-§1, paragraph K, means a circumstance in which a
voter has left a ranking blank and ranks a candidate at a subsequent
9. "UOCAVA election
officials" means the officials who centrally process and count the absentee
ballots received by the Secretary of State from Maine uniformed service and
overseas voters pursuant to Chapter 525, Rules for Administering the Central
Issuance and Processing of UOCAVA Absentee Ballots.