SB 303 Allows instant runoff voting for municipalities and political subdivisions
Sponsor: Smith
LR Number: 1646S.01I Fiscal Note:
Committee: Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government
Last Action: 2/5/2009 - Second Read and Referred S Jobs, Economic Development and Local Government Committee Journal Page: S261
Title: Calendar Position:
Effective Date: August 28, 2009

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SB 303 - This act allows municipalities and political subdivisions to use a system of instant runoff voting their elections.

Under this system, voters rank the candidates and only a candidate with a majority of first choice rankings shall be elected or nominated. If no candidate has a majority, the lowest ranked candidate drops out and the next highest rankings on those ballots are attributed to the other candidates accordingly, until a candidate achieves a majority.

This act is similar to SB 1231 (2008) and HB 463 (2009).

CHRIS HOGERTY