SB 1231
Implements instant runoff voting
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Last Action:
4/7/2008 - Motion to vote bill do pass failed S Financial & Governmental Organizations and Elections Committee
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Effective Date:
August 28, 2008

Current Bill Summary

SB 1231 - This act requires a system of instant runoff voting in all primary, general, and special elections where there are three or more candidates running for the office of President and Vice President; United States Senate or House of Representatives; Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Auditor, or State Senator or Representative.

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.