Instant-runoff Voting in The United States

Instant-runoff Voting In The United States

First used in the United States in 1912, Instant-runoff voting (IRV) has been adopted since 2002 in a number of U.S. cities, with some of these adoptions pending implementation. It also has been repealed in three jurisdictions. As of July 2012. IRV elections have been held in a statewide election in North Carolina and for local elections in San Francisco, California; Oakland, California; Berkeley, California; San Leandro, California; Burlington, Vermont; Takoma Park, Maryland; Aspen, Colorado; Minneapolis, Minnesota; Pierce County, Washington; Telluride, Colorado; St. Paul, Minnesota; Portland, Maine and Hendersonville, North Carolina. This article lists the cities in the order of year adopted, the status of implementation, and the results of elections held.

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... According to FairVote, an organization advocating IRV, dozens of states have entertained instant runoff voting legislation in recent years ... Douglas vetoed legislation to establishing instant runoff voting for that state's congressional elections starting that year, while in 2003, an amendment to ... In the state of Washington, an initiative seeking to adopt instant runoff voting in 2005 failed to garner enough signatures ...

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