Arkansas Institutes IRV for Overseas Military Voters

Rep. Hardwick, AkansasArkansas Governor Mike Huckabee last week signed legislation providing that overseas military voters will receive instant runoff voting ballots in all federal, state and local elections that might have a runoff. Championed by Republican state legislator Horace Hardwick (left) and passed with only one dissenting vote in the legislature, HB 1770 solves a problem for overseas military voters. Runoff elections often  take place too soon after the first round to provide time for runoff ballots to be printed, mailed and returned in time to count.

[More on Arkansas' Overseas IRV Bill]  [Download HB 1770]