In the News
May 21st 2009
Herbkersman, Richie: Time to run off runoffs
The State

Runoffs after primaries can mean big plunges in voter turnout. Rob Richie and SC State Rep. Bill Herbkersman explain how IRV can achieve both majority consensus and eliminate separate, expensive runoffs.

February 27th 2009
SA election garners record turnout
Rice Thresher

Article about Rice University's February 2009 student elections, which were done using instant runoff voting. Turnout was the highest in over two decades.

April 28th 2008
Time to run off runoffs
Fort Worth Star Telegram

Texas� April 8th runoff election experienced a dramatic decline in voter turnout from the March 4th initial round, Rob Richie explains why this huge turnout decrease makes the case for IRV.

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Legislation and Litigation

  • SB 197  Allows for preferential voting to be used in the election of officers of schools boards and municipalities. 
  • HB 1790 Allows for preferential voting in school board, municipal,  or county commissioner