IRV Builds on Student Election Success

The Spring 2008 student election season brought another successful round of instant runoff voting (IRV) elections, including the University of Iowa's highest turnout student election ever. Recent elections at Georgetown and the implementation of IRV this year at the university of California at San Diego, Santa Fe Community College (FL) and North Carolina State University also showcase IRV's growing use on college campuses. Moreover, half of U.S. News and World Report's top 30 schools now use IRV and/or choice voting for their student elections.

FairVote has helped a number of these institutions make the transition to IRV and continues to help other universities improve their elections through efforts such as the development of online IRV software.

[Successful student election using IRV at the University of Iowa]
[Coverage of Georgetown University student elections using IRV]
[IRV uninamously adopted for UCSD student elections]
[More about student elections using IRV]