Instant Runoff Voting

Resolution Number
Assigned to
Standards and Practices Committee
Academic Senate
Status Report

Determined not feasible by Exec Action December 06.

Whereas, The process of Instant Runoff Voting (aka Automatic Runoff Voting) in elections, providing a mechanism for ranking candidates in single election, has recently been prominent in the news;

Whereas, Cities such as San Francisco, states such as Vermont, and countries such as Australia and Ireland have adopted the Instant Runoff procedure for their elections;

Whereas, Instant Runoff Voting could save school and college districts, cities, counties, states, and the country millions of dollars by deciding the outcomes of such elections in one election instead of two; and

Whereas, The Academic Senate for California Community Colleges is an organization of education leaders that could model this procedure for others;

Resolved, That the Academic Senate for California Community Colleges explore the advantages and disadvantages of the adoption of the Instant Runoff Voting procedure for its elections, and prepare a report of findings for the Fall 2005 Plenary Session. MSCDisposition: Local Senates