2015-2016 Bills Advancing Ranked Choice Voting

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This list contains information on bills introduced during 2016 legislative sessions. Stay tuned in 2017 when we will update the list as new sessions begin.

HB 2283: Establishes procedures for RCV and requires voting equipment be able to implement it.

SB 1288: Enables local governments to use ranked choice voting and other fair representation methods in their elections.

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District of Columbia
B 21-0002: Requires use of RCV for all District positions.

SB 102: Requires use of RCV for overseas and military voters in federal runoff elections.

SB 623/HB 2019: Requires use of RCV in all partisan primary elections, special elections, and nonpartisan general elections. Passed the House Judiciary Committee unanimously.

SB 277: Requires use of RCV for elections for all public offices.

See The Committee for Ranked Choice Voting.

HB 1116: Enables the Montgomery County Council to use RCV in special elections for County offices. Passed the House County delegation unanimously.
SB 762: Establishes an interstate compact to use fair representation voting methods such as ranked choice voting for congressional elections.

HB 575/608: Requires the use of RCV for all state offices in general elections.
HB 576/610: Requires the use of RCV for all state offices in primary elections.

HB 1280/SB 1855: Enables local governments to use RCV and establishes procedures for administering elections.
HB 2619/SB 2747: Requires the use of RCV to elect the Board of Regents of the University of Minnesota.

New Jersey
AB 1762: Enables the use of RCV in certain local elections.

New York
SB 2738: Creates a pilot program to provide for RCV to be used in up to ten local governments, selected by the state board of elections, in election years 2019 and 2020, requires report to state legislature.
SB 2741/AB 5744: Permits the use of RCV on a trial basis in certain local elections at the option of local governments in the years 2016, 2017 and 2018.
SB 4586/AB 5571: Requires the use of RCV in primary elections for mayor, public advocate, and comptroller in the city of New York.

Rhode Island
HB 7311: Proposes an amendment to the Constitution to provide for a majority vote requirement through instant runoff voting for a general officers' election.

HB 115: Requires the use of RCV for military or overseas voters in presidential primaries.

HB 1745: Allows localities to resolve voting rights challenges with multi-winner RCV.

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