IRV Election Results
from Utah GOP
In August 2001, the Utah GOP elected state party officers.
Instant runoff voting was used in the races
with more than two candidates: Vice Chair and Secretary. Results
of these races
are below. Colored ballots to distinguish the races were counted
by hand in the IRV races. Ballots for the rest of
the races were counted using a punchcard machine.
According to participants,
balloting and vote counting went reasonably well though not
perfectly. Balloting took about one hour, and vote counting
took a couple hours. The process was generally seen as
non-controversial, although folks widely recognize that with more
experience, additional voter education and better technology, the
process will go more smoothly.
In April 2000, the Summit County
Republican Party nominated a county commission using instant runoff
voting. The election used paper ballots that allowed voters to
write the name of the first through fourth candidate. Voters
cast 62 ballots, there were no spoiled ballots, and a candidate
received the nomination with over 60% after eliminating the two
The counties of Summit, Box
Elder, Cache and Sevier are planning to use instant runoff voting
for nominations this spring. We will attempt to post
information about these elections as well as the IRV nominations at
the state convention on May 11, 2002.
of Aug 2001 Officer Elections Using IRV