Model IRV Charter Amendment (Short)
§ X. City election
All elections for mayor shall be by ballot, using a system of instant runoff voting without a separate runoff election. The city clerk shall implement an instant runoff voting protocol for mayoral elections according to these guidelines:
(1) The ballot shall allow voters to rank candidates for mayor in order of choice.
(2) If a candidate receives a majority of votes (over 50 percent of first choices), that candidate is elected.
(3) If no candidate receives a majority of first choices, an instant runoff retabulation shall be performed by the board of civil authority, or its designee, within five business days of the election. The instant runoff retabulation shall be conducted in rounds with the candidate having the fewest votes after each round being eliminated. In each round, each voter's ballot shall count as a single vote for whichever continuing candidate the voter has ranked highest. The elimination of candidates having the fewest votes after each round shall continue until only two candidates remain, with the candidate then having the greatest number of votes being elected.
(4) The Board of Aldermen may adopt additional regulations consistent with this subsection to implement these standards.