IRV Moving Ahead

Three more municipalities have placed ballot measures on instant runoff voting for November. Voters in Sarasota (FL), Aspen (CO) and Clallam County (WA) will each be considering the merits of this ranked choice voting method. IRV has won its last nine trials-by-ballot by an average two-to-one victory margin.

Reform-oriented citizens spearheaded a petition drive in Sarasota. The Clallam County Charter Review Commission voted unanimously for an enabling measure, while Aspen's city council voted unanimously to enact instant runoff voting for all city elections.

[Editorial from the Aspen Times in favor of election reform]
[Aspen Daily News on IRV ballot measure]