Instant Runoff Voting Coming to New York?

Thursday, June 3rd, 2010

New York City’s system of expensive and time-consuming primary runoffs may be on its way out.

As part of an electoral legislation package, the State Senate Monday passed a bill, sponsored by Senator Liz Krueger, that would set up a three-year trial requiring instant runoff voting in city and county races throughout the state. Instant runoff elections tend to be popular with good government groups, as they prevent candidates from winning with a small portion of the vote, and would cut down on the cost of a second runoff election.

Read more about instant runoff voting.