Legislation

Please call or email your State Senator and State Representative ask them to support these bills! If you don’t know who your Representative and Senator are, you can get this information by going to http://www.senate.mo.gov/ and entering your zip code under Legislator Lookup.

Legislation submitted in Missouri during the 2019 session:

- HB 27, sponsored by Representative Dan Stacy. Requires all state and federal offices to use an instant runoff voting method

- HB 28, sponsored by Representative Dan Stacy. Requires all local elections to use an instant runoff voting method

Petition circulated in Missouri during the 2018 session:

- Circulated by Winston Apple. The measure would have created a ranked-choice system of electing officials to the following offices: U.S. Senate, governor, lieutenant governor, secretary of state, attorney general, state treasurer, and state auditor.

Legislation submitted in Missouri during the 2011 session:

- HB 381, sponsored by Jake Zimmerman, cosponsored by seven others. Allows municipalities and other political subdivisions to conduct elections using instant runoff voting procedures.

Legislation submitted in Missouri during the 2010 session:

- HB 1897, sponsored by Jake Zimmerman, cosponsored by Beth Low of District 39 and eight others. Allows municipalities and other political subdivisions to conduct elections using instant runoff voting procedures.

Legislation submitted in Missouri during the 2009 session:

- HB 463, sponsored by Jake Zimmerman, cosponsored by Beth Low of District 39. Allows municipalities and other political subdivisions to conduct elections using instant runoff voting procedures.

- SB 303, sponsored by Jeff Smith of District 4 (also St Louis area). Allows instant runoff voting for municipalities and political subdivisions.

Legislation submitted in Missouri during the 2008 session:

- HB 2089, a bill in the MO house that will require all primary and general elections held after January 1, 2009, for statewide offices and state representative and state senator to be conducted using ranked-choice voting procedures!

-The MO Senate just had a hearing on a new bill, SB 1231, requiring RCV for all primary, general, and special elections where there are three or more candidates running for the office of President and Vice President; United States Senate or House of Representatives; Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Auditor, or State Senator or Representative.