Landslide Victory for IRV in Takoma Park, MD

Ballot with 'instant runoff' written on it

In an advisory ballot measure placed on the ballot by a 7-0 vote of the Takoma Park city council, fully 84% of voters voted for the proposal to have future city elections use instant runoff voting. A majority of the city council is committed to implementing the new system in time for the mayoral and city council races in 2007.

All signs are good for San Francisco's first city-wide IRV election too, where a second round of counting has begun for the city Assessor's race. IRV may help Phil Ting be elected as Assessor-Recorder with a majority of support while not splitting the Asian American vote.

Meanwhile, Cambridge (MA) had another in a long string of successful ranked ballot elections for city council.

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