Thursday, February 23, 2017

Illinois Bill to Use Ranked-Choice Voting for All State Offices

llinois State Senator Daniel Biss (D-Evanston) has introduced SB 780, to use Ranked-Choice Voting (RCV) for all State offices.

SB 780 will:

- Amends the Election Code.

- Provides that Members of the General Assembly and the offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Comptroller, and Treasurer shall be Elected by RCV.

- Provides for RCV Ballots to be produced.

- Provides that Voters may Rank their choice for Candidates for those offices and provides for interpretations of certain Ballot Marks.

- Provides that tallying RCV proceeds in rounds.

- Provides that in each round, the number of Votes for each continuing Candidate must be counted, that each continuing Ballot counts as one vote for its Highest-Ranked continuing Candidate for that round, and that exhausted Ballots are not counted for any continuing candidate.

- Provides that if only 2 Candidates remain, the candidate with the higher vote total wins, and that if more than 2 Candidates remain, the last-place candidate is eliminated and another round of tallying is to commence.

- Provides that rounds continue until a winner is found.

- Makes other conforming changes.

CLICK HERE to read the 33 page (PDF) SB 780 Bill.

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