The following list and map summarize bills that would expand the use of ranked choice voting in the United States, organized by state. This list will be updated throughout 2019 as more bills are introduced.
SB 212: Would authorize cities, counties and local education agency to conduct ranked choice voting elections
- SB 641: Would authorize the Governor to require that a special election to fill a vacancy in a congressional or legislative office be conducted by ranked choice voting.
HB 5820: To establish a task force to study ranked-choice voting
HB 5036: To use Ranked choice voting for state, district and municipal offices (single winner)
- HB 6881: To allow ranked-choice voting in municipal elections.
- SB 1050: To examine the feasibility of implementing ranked-choice voting at elections.
- SB 98: Would authorize the use of ranked voting for runoffs by overseas citizens and military personnel; to provide for special absentee ballots for such purpose; to provide for related matters; to repeal conflicting laws; and for other purposes.
HB 626: Requires vacancies in the office of United States Representative to be filled by special election that is conducted using ranked choice voting.
HB 210: Provides ranked choice voting for all partisan primary, special, and general elections held in this State on or after 1/1/2020
HB 718: Establishes ranked choice voting for special federal elections and special elections of vacant county council seats.
- HB 1580: Establishes the ranked choice voting method of tabulation for all elections for elected office to ensure that elected officials received the majority of votes cast by the electorate.
SB 680: Provides ranked choice voting for all partisan primary, special, and general elections held in this State on or after 1/1/2020
SB 956: Provides ranked choice method of voting for all partisan primary, special, and general elections held in this State on or after 1/1/2020
SB 450: Provides ranked choice voting for all partisan primary, special, and general elections held in this State on or after 1/1/2020
SB 427: Establishes ranked choice voting for special federal elections and special elections of vacant county council seats.
SB 306: Allows cities and towns an easier way to adopt ranked choice voting for local elections
- SB 1083: Implements ranked choice voting for presidential primaries and general elections
- SB 1196: Amends state constitution to allow ranked choice voting for state elections
HB 26: Provides ranked choice voting for Baltimore's council and mayor Bill will not advance this session
MC29-19: Allows a local option such as ranked choice voting for Montgomery County
S. 414: Enact Ranked Choice Voting for all state and federal elections (except for President)
S.420: Allows cities and towns an easier way to adopt ranked choice voting for local elections
- S. 406: For legislation to promote access to democracy in Massachusetts.
- H 719: Relative to the use of ranked choice voting in certain elections.
- H 635: Relative to providing a local option for ranked choice voting in municipal elections.
HB 983: Allows cities and towns an easier way to adopt ranked choice voting for local elections
HB 2424: Ranked-choice voting local election jurisdictions option to adopt authorization and procedures for adoption, implementation and use establishment; municipalities use of electronic voting systems with a reallocation feature authorization
- HB 1603: Election and campaign finance; various policy and technical changes made, automatic voter registration provided, voting rights of persons with felony convictions restored, early voting provided, automatic absentee ballot delivery authorized, ranked-choice voting authorized, National Popular Vote Interstate Compact adopted, campaign finance reporting requirements modified for Hennepin County elections and political subdivisions, expressly advocating definition modified, reporting of electioneering communications required, redistricting commission established, and money appropriated.
HB 27: Requires all state and federal offices to use a ranked choice voting method
HB 28: Requires all local elections to use an ranked choice voting method
HJ 11: Study of election processes and voting methods
HB 728: Ranked choice voting for federal and state offices Bill will not advance this session
A 1801: Allows ranked choice voting for certain local elective public offices
- A 5205: Establishes ranked-choice voting procedure for elections for Governor, State Senate, State General Assembly, United States Senate and House of Representatives, and presidential primaries and general elections for electors for United States President and Vice-President.
HB 407: Election Laws 50-year Tune-up, includes local RCV language
A 1420: Provides ranked choice voting for New York city's elections for the office of mayor, public advocate or comptroller.
- A 5261: Repeals the current system for run-off primary elections in the city of New York and replaces it with a ranked choice voting system.
S 796: Provides ranked choice voting for New York city's elections for the office of mayor, public advocate or comptroller.
S 1447: Requires ranked choice voting for municipal elections in New York City
S 2517: Creates a pilot program to provide for an ranked choice voting method to be used in up to ten local governments for two years and provides for repeal of provisions
- S 2717: Establishes a ranked choice voting method for certain local elections; provides for repeal of such provisions
- HB 2984: Requires that Secretary of State provide official Military or Overseas Elector Ballot for Presidential Nominating Contests that permits military or overseas electors to rank candidates for party nomination for President of United States by order of preference.
H 5496: Majority vote requirement through instant runoff voting
HB 3514: Relating to use of preferential voting in certain elections
HB 2010:Relating to preferential voting in a primary election
HB 277: Amendments to Municipal Alternate Voting Methods Pilot Project
H 444: An act relating to ranked choice voting
HB 2751: Provides ranked choice voting elections for members of a county board of supervisors or city council. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2020. Bill will not advance this session
SB 1731: Provides ranked choice voting elections for members of a county board of supervisors or city council. The bill has a delayed effective date of July 1, 2020. Bill will not advance this session
HB 2097: Provides ranked choice voting elections for local and constitutional offices. The provisions of the bill expire on July 1, 2024. Bill will not advance this session
SB 5708: Allows cities and towns an easier way to adopt ranked choice voting for local elections Bill will not advance this session
HB 1722: Allows cities and towns an easier way to adopt ranked choice voting for local elections Bill will not advance this session
SF 0065: Provides ranked choice voting at primary and general elections as specified Bill will not advance this session
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New York City activists and elected officials joined together to call on the Mayoral Charter Revision Commission to implement instant runoff voting (IRV), also known as ranked choice voting. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced during his annual State of the City that the Mayoral Charter Revision Commission would be focusing on campaign finance reform, as well as voting reform, and held its first meeting last week. The commission has the power to include IRV as a charter amendment on the November ballot.
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Visit the Charter Revision Commission website for more information on the public hearings.
2018 Press Coverage:
In NYC, Primary Election Runoffs Could Become a Thing of the Past, Observer
Elected Officials, Advocates Push for Instant Runoff Voting, Gotham Gazette
Lawmakers Call on Charter Commission Support For IRV, Kings County Politics
New Yorkers Could Rank Choices For Mayor Under This Plan, New York City Patch
Pols back new runoff vote plan, PressReader
City pols pushing for instant runoff voting ahead of fall election, New York Daily News
Mayor's Charter Revision Commission Hears Testimony in Manhattan, Gotham Gazette
Brooklynites Testify at Charter Revision Commission Hearing, Gotham Gazette
City officials call for instant runoff voting in New York, FairVote blog
(NYC Campaign Finance Board contest uses online RCV ballot)