Pierce County voted for Instant Run-off voting last year, but the county council put it back on the ballot against this year. The folks weren’t fooled up there, and they’re voting against delaying IRV until 2010 by a two to one margin.
Funny thing: Piece County has eight charter amendments on the ballot this year and almost every single one of them is winning. Most are in the 60 percent area, but several are in the 70s and at least all of the winning ones are above 54 percent.
The two charter amendments that would have messed around with IRV are the only ones that are losing. Looks like the voters paid attention to this one.