FarVote has this article in the IVN's Electoral Reform section.
The Memphis City Council voted to place a Charter Amendment on the November 2018 Ballot to Repeal Ranked-Choice Voting (RCV), locally called “Instant Runoff Voting”, for Electing most City Council Seats.
Ignoring a remarkable show of support for RCV, the council Disregarded its Citizens’ wishes.
The will of Memphis Voters is clear. Nearly ten years ago, Citizens overwhelmingly Voted by 71% to 29% for a Charter Amendment establishing RCV.
Local Election Officials have yet to implement RCV, but this year a new Shelby County Administrator of Elections, Linda Phillips, announced that she was ready to Implement in 2019.
With RCV on the cusp of its first use, the Council’s Action to have another Referendum on the matter is a particularly stinging slap in the face to Voters.
Notably, the Council also started the Process to add a Third Term to the City’s Term Limits Law that would affect several Incumbents who otherwise will need to leave the Council in 2019.
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