Welcome! Somerville for IRV is a blog written by residents of Somerville, Massachusetts who want our city to adopt Instant Runoff Voting for its local elections. Using IRV would eliminate the need for a costly preliminary election, do away with the spoiler effect that can occur with too many candidates, put an end to strategic bullet voting, foster more issue-based elections free of negative campaigning, and boost voter participation. In sum, it would make our elections cheaper, fairer, and ultimately, fewer.
As this blog matures, we will gradually add more links to resources and educational materials on IRV. In the meantime, please register to post comments on our blog and join the announcement list. We would prefer you post any thoughts you have on our blog, but if you would like to contact us, email .