After much debate, the Elections Amendment Act (S-1263) was approved by both chambers of the NC General Assembly by large margins. The bill will go to Governor Easley for final approval to become law.
Section 3 of the bill authorizes the continuation of IRV pilots for the next three years, until 2011. It is our hope that both advocates and opponents of this legislation will work together to ensure that instant runoff voting elections in North Carolina are run effectively and securely.
Many thanks to key officials and legislators that have worked so hard to help secure IRV for future elections, including Sen. Apodaca and Sen. Stevens, Rep. Justus and Rep. Stam and Wake Board of Elections Chairman John Gilbert.
To learn more about instant runoff voting in North Carolina, visit NC Votes 123 today!