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Marching Forth with Instant Runoff Voting
[Voting Matters][Yes on Five Santa Fe IRV Campaign Website]
A city of more than 60,000 people, Santa Fe (NM) voted 65% on March 4, 2008 to become the latest city to give a landslide win to instant runoff voting (IRV). Called ranked choice voting in Santa Fe, IRV has won 13 of the last 14 times it has appeared before voters in cities and counties across the nation.
Led by Voting Matters, the campaign won a wide range of endorsements, including the mayor and Local branches of Common Cause and Verified Voting. Santa Fe's charter commission recommended IRV last year, and the city council placed it on the ballot.