Posted on September 13, 2005Wisconsin State Representative Mark Pocan (D-Madison) and State Senator Mark Miller (D-Monona) have announced plans to introduce a bill to improve the electoral process while saving money by allowing Wisconsin municipalities the option to use instant runoff voting when conducting local elections.
“Instant runoff voting will open access to our electoral process to more candidates and infuse more diverse viewpoints into our public debates on issues that have a direct impact on our citizens,” said Rep. Pocan. “It’s an innovative way to increase participation in our political process for many who currently feel left out. Communities that choose to go that route will be laboratories for democracy for our state."
[Read the legislators' press release]