Ashland, OR Resolution in Support of IRV
Status: Adopted on 4/3/07
Source File: http://www.ashland.or.us/Page.asp?NavID=10134
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.