Advances for IRV
adopts legislation to fund study on IRV:
This spring Maine's governor signed LD 212, a resolution requiring the
Secretary of State to study the feasibility of using IRV in Maine elections.
(June 3, 2004)
State initiative for IRV launched: Instant
has formed to collect signatures in 2004 for action in 2005. (April 29,
Minnesota Independence Party,
under which Jesse Ventura served as governor, used IRV in its party caucuses
this month, electing John Edwards in a close vote. (March 10, 2004)
- Successful first IRV election in
Papua New Guinea: Papua New Guinea, a nation of five
million people near Australia, has re-instituted instant runoff
voting after a perception that plurality voting was polarizing the
nation's politics. In the first use of
IRV in a special election
rate was lower than in American presidential elections (December 12,
Nationally Known Secretary of State Recommends
: Arkansas Secretary of State Sharon Priest
the Arkansas State Election Improvement Study Commission and
former president of the National Association of Secretaries of
State, recommends instant runoff voting for judicial elections.
adopts IRV for major offices in March 2002 ballot
measure and will implement it in November 2003 mayoral election.
- Information about the dramatic rise in support for adopting IRV
in Vermont, including a sweep of town meeting votes and a
new round of endorsements.
- Utah Republicans
use IRV to nominate candidates for
their May 2002 state convention. Read Utah Attorney General Mark
Shurtleff's Statement of support.
Louisiana uses IRV for some
overseas absentee ballots.
adopt IRV for student elections
What is Instant Runoff Voting
Advances in IRV
Case for IRV
Editorial Support of
Administration and Statutory Language