implementation of IRV with curently available technology

From: Edmund R. Kennedy <ekennedyx_at_yahoo_dot_com>
Date: Tue May 17 2005 - 09:51:42 CDT

Hello All:

We've got a potentially excellent situation for IRV
our here in San Diego. We've got a mayoral election
coming up on July 28, to replace the current mayor who
resigned under a cloud. Officials are already talking
about a run off election. At least 10 people have
pulled the paperwork to run for mayor so it could get
pretty messy. Right now we're using optical mark
sense ballots and I suspect, GEMS. Here's my

1. Does anyone have samples of ballots used where
they've done IRV? I'm thinking especially of optical
scan ballots.
2. Does anyone have copies of instructions to voters
regarding IRV? I could see this as one of the biggest
objections to implementing IRV
3. Yes, I know this is done in San Francisco and I
believe it is permitted by CA state law but did San
Francisco have to set up special local enabling
4. What sort of lessons were learned in any situation
where they've used IRV?
5. What sort of lead time was required to go with

Thanks, Ed Kennedy

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