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This model act implements the instant runoff voting method of determining winners in elections. The method produces a majority winner in a single election by simulating a series of runoff elections. All first choices are counted, and if any candidate receives a majority of first choices, that candidate is elected. If no candidate receives a majority, the candidate with the fewest votes is eliminated, and all ballots are recounted as one vote for each voter's highest-ranked candidate who has not been eliminated. The process of eliminating candidates and recounting ballots continues until one candidate receives a majority.Year: 2006•Type: Model Law•Source: FairVote
This model act implements the instant runoff voting method of determining winners in elections. The method simulates the ballot counts that would occur if all voters participated in a series of runoff elections with the weakest candidate eliminated after each round of counting. Each time a candidate is eliminated, all ballots are recounted, and each ballot counts as one vote for the voter's highest-ranked candidate who has not been eliminated. Rounds proceed until there are two candidates remaining, and the candidate with the most votes is declared the winner.Year: 2006•Type: Model Law•Source: FairVote
This model act creates a nonpartisan redistricting commission, representative of the diversity of the state, that is solely responsible for the development of a redistricting plan, including whether to create single member districts, multi-member districts with proportional voting systems, or some combination thereof. In the creation of a redistricting plan the commission must, among other things, attempt to maximize representation and competitiveness in districts. This model act also establishes basic requirements of a redistricting plans and procedures in the event that the House of Representatives or the Senate reject the commission's plan.Year: 2008•Type: Model Law•Source: FairVote