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Georgetown students approve IRV 10-to-1, hold successful election

by Jack Santucci // Published October 31, 2006
Georgetown University undergrads in an online vote on Friday, October 27 elected their student Senate using instant runoff voting. It was their first election with the new voting system - and a complete success.

Students ratified IRV two weeks earlier as part of a larger reform package that included expanding their assembly size from 12 to 23. With their adoption of the system, Hoyas joined a growing number of students at prestigious universities who guarantee majority winners in a single round of voting.

[Georgetown Hoya article on the election] [Hoya article on the IRV referendum] [The results of the referendum] [Other Universities and groups using IRV] [Bring IRV to your campus]