Instant Runoff Bill Introduced in State Assembly January 27, 2009Posted by irvnyc in Uncategorized.
In past legislative sessions, New York State Assemblyman Fred W. Thiele Jr. has introduced a bill that would allow for instant runoff voting in certain local New York elections. This year, a similar bill, A03281, has been introduced by Assemblyman Brian Kavanagh.
Assemblyman Thiele’s past IRV bills haven’t made it out of committee. Notably, Assemblyman Thiele is a Republican in a Democratic-dominated Assembly. Assemblyman Kavanagh is a Democrat, so his bill may have a better chance.
The bill is currently in the Election Law Committee, whose members are listed here. If you live in one of these assembly members’ districts, please call or write to them and urge them to approve of Assemblyman Kavanagh’s bill!
To track the status of the bill, see this page.