IRV in the States
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
- Utah 2004 GOP
convention will use IRV to select delegates.
- Berkeley (CA) voted to authorize IRV for city elections on March 2, 2004.
Francisco State University professor Richard DeLeon's letter to
councilmembers prior to the election.
- Arkansas nearly adopts IRV for overseas
voters: First-year bill passes house, falls just short on senate
- Citizens for Instant Runoff Voting in New
York State are supporting instant runoff voting bills AO 4481
and AO 4482
pending in the NY state legislature. NYSIRV
has also released a press
on IRV in New York
- The Vermont
recently made a strong move toward adopting IRV. See a series of
links documenting a sweep of Vermont towns supporting
instant runoff voting, more endorsements of IRV from Vermont politicians and
interest groups, and a flurry of recent
use instant runoff voting to nominate candidates for
their May 2002 state convention. Read Utah Attorney General Mark
- Nationally known secretary of state recommends
instant runoff voting:
Arkansas Secretary of
State Sharon Priest, chair of 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.
- Vermont IRV
presentation: Read about and view the Power
Point presentation given by Secretary of State Deborah Markowitz to
the National Association of Secretaries of State meeting in Rhode
Island on July 28, 2002.
- It's As Easy as
Final Report of the Vermont Commission to Study Instant
Runoff Voting. A 38 page report with lots of useful general
information, in addition to some analysis that is unique to
Vermont's constitution and circumstances. Also check out pared
down version: It’s As Easy as 1-2-3
- Post-Mortem on a successful campaign to
allow instant runoff voting in county elections.
- Report on Louisiana
-style primaries as a response to
Supreme Court decision invalidating blanket primaries in California,
Washington and Alaska.
IRV on U.S. Senate Floor: On April 11 2002, the Senate joined the
House in voting overwhelming to provide billions to states to
modernize voting equipment. Lead sponsor, Senator Chris Dodd,
discussed instant runoff voting on the Senate
Resolution from a
union presented to a city's Board of Supervisors.
Text of Amendment
1, a successful initiative to allow instant runoff voting voting in
Results from vote on
instant runoff voting in Eugene, Oregon, September 18,