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maryland instant runoff voting bill??

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  • Allen Dyer
    just came across the following on the web. does anyone know anything about last year s SB 233 (which is mentioned in the article)? vote often, allen
    Message 1 of 1 , Jun 1, 2002
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      just came across the following on the web. does anyone
      know anything about last year's SB 233 (which is mentioned
      in the article)?

      vote often,
      allen

      ________________________________________
      from: Ballot Access News -- March 1, 2001
      http://www.ballot-access.org/2001/0301.html#11

      MANY INSTANT-RUNOFF VOTING BILLS
      The movement to introduce alternate forms of voting seems
      stronger than it has been in at least 75 years, judging from
      the number of states with bills to adopt, or to study,
      Instant-Runoff Voting in federal and state elections:

      1. California: AB 1515
      2. Hawaii: SB 1270
      3. Maine: LR 1256
      4. Maryland: SB 233
      5. Massachusetts: H3281
      6. Minnesota: HB 327
      7. New Mexico: SJR 25
      8. Vermont: S94, H175
      9. Washington: SB 5338 and SB 5006


      The California bill only applies to special elections, but its
      sponsor is the Speaker of the Assembly. The Massachusetts
      bill calls for study of IRV; the other bills would actually
      implement it. In addition to these bills, the voters of Alaska
      will be voting on the idea next year.

      USA Today editorialized in favor of IRV on February 5.
      The Center for Voting and Democracy (the national organization
      which is coordinating the movement for alternate voting systems)
      is co-sponsoring an Electoral Reform Conference at Stanford
      University, Palo Alto, California, on March 3, between 9:30 am
      and 3 pm. For more information, see www.calirv.org/meetings/mar3.htm,
      or telephone Nancy Couperus at (650)-941-4808.
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