IRV and ranked choice voting advocates celebrated on November 7th with big winning percentages of 69% in Oakland (CA), 65% in Minneapolis (MN), 56% in Davis (CA) and 53% in Pierce County (WA) - with the three binding votes to go to IRV averaging more than 62% in jurisdictions with an average of more than a half million people.
The wins in Davis and Minneapolis marked the first ballot measure wins for choice voting, the proportional voting version of IRV, in a half-century. Stay tuned for a full FairVote report on the victories and state and congressional elections that underscore the value of IRV in our politics. Since instant runoff voting's ground-breaking win in March 2002 in San Francisco, it has been on the ballot in eight cities and counties. The result? 8-0.
Stay tuned for more victories in 2007!
NEW: [New America's Steven Hill on the growing popularity of IRV nationwide]
NEW: [Minneapolis Star-Trib calls for statewide IRV by 2010]
NEW: [FairVote's campaign roundup with results]
[FairVote's IRVictory Fund]
[FairVote's post-election press release]