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Second California IRV Bill Passes Assembly Appropriations Committee

Published on May 31, 2007, by in General.

Two California bills that expand use of ranked-choice voting are moving along. On May 31, the Assembly Appropriations Committee passed AB 1662, which lets overseas absentee voters use ranked-choice ballots when they are voting in elections which have the potential for a run-off. Thus, the overseas absentees voters are permitted to vote fully, with only a single act, in both the first election and any needed run-off.

The other California bill involving ranked-choice ballots, AB 1294, had already passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee. AB 1294 lets all cities and counties use Instant-Runoff Voting for their own local elections.

2 Responses

  1. Great to see this attention developing voting options for overseas and military voters. This type of gain in voting efficiency is precisely the kind of development that overseas and military voters can benefit from — and in the near term. Thanks, California! — Susan

  2. Aside to Susan from OVF: the sponsor of AB 1662, Californians for Electoral Reform, has been relying on data from the Overseas Vote Foundation’s surveys to help make our arguments. We should be thanking you!

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