Eugene Oregon Ballot MeasureIn 2001, the Eugene city council voted to place a charter amendment on the September ballot that would allow instant runoff voting to be used for city elections. This measure was ultimately rejected.
The language of the measure was a follows:
"The City Council shall provide by ordinance that the Mayor and City Councilors shall be elected by preference voting. For the purposes of this subsection, preference voting means a system of voting for candidates for nomination or election authorized by section 16, Article II of the Oregon Constitution under which an elector may express the elector's first, second or additionaly choices among the candidates for nomination or election. The City Council shall determine when preference voting should be used."