29-250 C.M.R. ch. 535, § 2 - Definitions

Current through 2022-14, April 6, 2022

1. "Continuing 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 been defeated.
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 ranking.
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.


29-250 C.M.R. ch. 535, § 2

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