Massachusetts group circulating petition for IRV issue
BOSTON, Massachusetts: In Massachusetts, supporters of an Instant Runoff Voting question launched an initiative on September 11, 2009 to get the issue on the ballot in 2010. The initiative, according to reports, would implement the IRV method in primary and general elections. The only office in a statewide election that wouldn’t use the method is the office of the U.S. President. November 18, 2009 is the deadline to submit the signatures to place the measure on the ballot, with 66,594 needed.
The group hopes to obtain 5,000 volunteers to help with the effort.