Another issue on Telluride's November ballot is the use of instant runoff voting in mayoral races that would be in place for at least 3 years.
// Published September 10, 2008 in Colorado Radio 94 KIX
The Daily Planetreports that IRV can help ensure a true majority in a 3-way race for mayor, which Telluride often has. IRV allows voters to rank candidates; that way, if no one receives a majority, the candidate with the fewest votes is tossed out, and those votes are redistributed according to ranking. This was a citizen-initiated ordinance in which town council voted 6-1. It’s reported that instant runoff voting is used in cities like San Francisco, Sarasota, Florida, and even in Aspen.