Ashland, OR Resolution in Support of IRV

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Ashland, OR, US

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Type: Resolution

Status: Adopted on 4/3/07

Source File: http://www.ashland.or.us/Page.asp?NavID=10134

Text:

RESOLUTION NO. 2007-13
A RESOLUTION SUPPORTING HB 2761

THE CITY OF ASHLAND RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:

Whereas, the City of Ashland values its rights under Home Rule charter, and specifically, the ability of its electorate to choose the method by which local officers are elected; and

Whereas, the Oregon State Constitution expressly permits preference voting as a method for elections, and

Whereas, Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) is a specific example of a preference voting method, and

Whereas, municipalities have been discouraged from adopting IRV for lack of State Statutes that describe counting rules for IRV ballots; and

Whereas, HB 2761 expressly allows for municipalities to adopt IRV and describes the rules by which IRV ballots would be counted;

SECTION 1. Mayor and City Council do hereby support HB 2761 and direct Staff to notify State legislators of our support, urging a YES vote on HB 2761.

SECTION 2. This resolution takes effect upon signing by the Mayor.

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