Instant Runoff Voting: Signed into Law in North Carolina, on Ballot in Minneapolis
Day One, Thursday: Governor Michael Easley signed H1024 into law, making the first statewide use of IRV a reality. North Carolina will begin to use instant runoff voting for statewide elections for judicial office vacancies and to let 10 cities and 10 counties try IRV starting in 2007.
Day Two, Friday: By a margin of 12 to 1, the Minneapolis City Council voted again to put instant runoff voting on the ballot for November. The vote reaffirms a May 26 vote to use IRV for city elections.