Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Democrats in Oregon to push Ranked Choice Voting for local elections

Jim Robison of Democrats for IRV reports the Democratic Party of Oregon has adopted Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) (known as Ranked Choice Voting in Washington state) as a legislative agenda item. A bill supporting local option for IRV has already been pre-filed for the next legislative session (starts in January) by the Secretary of State-Elect.

With strong Democratic majorities in both houses of the legislature, and the incoming Secretary of State supporting it, it looks very likely that Oregon will pass a bill directing the Secretary of State to draft rules which will allow any
local jurisdiction in Oregon to use IRV.

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