Learn More About Question 3

Vote Yes on 3 for Clean Elections!

Question 3 (on your ballot this November!) will establish a Clean Elections fund for Portland, ban contributions from corporations and foreign entities, and increase transparency. Read the ballot question and full charter language here.

Our government works best when everyone participates and everyone’s voice is heard. However, in the current, out-of-balance system, wealthy special interests and big-money donors hold too much power, while candidates have to spend too much time raising money, rather than talking with voters and connecting with the community.

That’s why Portlanders of every background and political persuasion are coming together to vote “Yes on 3 for Clean Elections” and expand Maine’s popular and successful Clean Elections program to include candidates for local office. This fall Portland will put power back in the hands of the people and empower public servants to get back to doing what they ran to do – representing US, not wealthy special interests.

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About Fair Elections Portland

Fair Elections Portland was formed in 2018 to strengthen the voices of the people in Portland by reducing the influence of big money in local campaigns and ensuring that elected officials represent a true majority of voters.

We support two initiatives:

ON THE BALLOT NOV 8: Establish a Clean Elections system for school board, city council, and mayoral candidates, stemming the tide of big money’s influence and enabling more candidates to run competitive races.

WE WON: Expand Ranked Choice Voting to school board and city council races, ensuring winning candidates represent a true majority of voters.

If you would like to make a donation to support our work, please contact us at info@fairelectionsportland.org

Fair Elections Portland is a campaign of individual Portlanders, the League of Women Voters of Maine and Maine Citizens for Clean Elections.