- Requires local governments that opt to utilize ranked voting methods for an election to allow voters to rank not less than three choices (Sec. 2).
- Specifies that when ranked voting is used in contests in which one candidate is elected to office, the process shall be known as instant runoff voting, and that the ballots shall be counted in a series of rounds and during each round the candidate with the smallest number of votes shall be eliminated -- with this process being repeated until only two candidates remain or one candidate has more votes than the combined vote total of all other candidates (Sec. 2).
- Requires local governments that conduct elections using ranked voting methods to perform voter education campaigns to familiarize citizens with the ranked voting process and to post instructions for ranked voting at polling places and include instructions with mail-in ballots (Sec. 2).
- Requires the Secretary of State to submit a report to the legislature, no later than February 15, 2011, that assesses any local elections through November, 2010, that used ranked voting methods and that recommends any legislation, equipment, or procedures that would be necessary to implement ranked voting as a permanent alternative election method in local, state, and federal elections (Sec. 2).