Instant Runoff Voting
Descriptions of IRV
Use of IRV for Private Elections
(mostly in US)
Student Government Association adopted IRV in 2003 to
elect their council representatives.
Chaine des Rotisseurs, Bailliage des Etats-Unis
and amateur gastronomes in a private, not-for-profit society committed to
promoting the culinary and hospitality arts and enology through example,
education and camaraderie. It recently adopted preferential voting.
With more than 150,000 members,
APA is the largest association of psychologists worldwide and uses both
IRV and choice-voting to elect its officers and board members.
The American Philological Association
Founded in 1869, the American Philological Association (APA) is the
principal learned society for Classical Studies in North America. Its
by-laws spell out using preferential voting to elect its president.
The Heisman Trophy
the most prestigious award in college football, utilizes a ranked point
system to choose the recipient.
uses a weighted ranked choice system for conference awards.
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election results from the House of Representatives elections in
NGO and Academic ICANN Study
(NAIS) is an international project to
review the nature of public representation in the Internet's domain name
management organization, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and
Numbers (ICANN). It said that more voter education should be done on IRV,
but suggested a major value derived from the incentive it created for
winners to build cross-national coalitions -- most voters ranked someone
from their own country first.
Online IRV Poll
On this site you can vote in a sample poll using IRV or create your own
IRV poll for your website.
IRV In Practice
The London Mayor's Race:
a short report on the first IRV electionfor mayor of London and media
coverage of the race by the Center's staff. May, 2000.
: The Liberal Party of New Zealand uses OPV (Optional Preferential
Voting) to nominate party candidates. For more information