Vermont Senate Passes IRV

Vermont Statehouse On April 26th, 2007, the Vermont Senate approved legislation that would implement IRV for congressional elections beginning in 2008. This legislation generated strong support from U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, U.S. Rep. Peter Welch and the League of Women Voters of Vermont. IRV has a strong history of support in Vermont including endorsement resolutions from many towns as well as an endorsement from former governor Howard Dean.

The bill now moves to the House, where companion legislation was introduced earlier this session with 49 sponsors.

[ Press release from League of Women Voters of Vermont ]
[ Testimony on the bill from Sen. Bernie Sanders ]
[ Testimony on the bill from Rep. Peter Welch ]
[ More about IRV in Vermont ]