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IRV on its Way to San Leandro

Local in California

The city of San Leandro (CA) will join its fellow Bay Area cities Oakland and San Francisco in adopting instant runoff voting. On January 19, the San Leandro city council voted 5-2 in favor of IRV, in keeping with a 2000 advisory election in which 66% of voters declared that they wanted IRV as an option to make sure office holders were elected by majority. The nearby city of Berkeley looks to be next.