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File #: ORD. 2022-119    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Ordinance Status: Regular Agenda
File created: 4/11/2022 In control: Organizational Development Standing Committee
On agenda: 9/6/2022 Final action:
Title: To determine that the election of the members of the Council to be held on November 5, 2024, shall be conducted by ranked choice voting in accordance with section Va. Code ? 24.2-673.1(B).
Patrons: Katherine Jordan, Andreas Addison, Stephanie Lynch
Attachments: 1. Ord. No. 2022-119
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To determine that the election of the members of the Council to be held on November 5, 2024, shall be conducted by ranked choice voting in accordance with section Va. Code ? 24.2-673.1(B).
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WHEREAS, pursuant to section 24.2-673.1(B) of the Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, "[e]lections of members of . . . a city council may be conducted by ranked choice voting;" and
WHEREAS, section 24.2-673.1(B) of the Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, further provides that "[t]he decision to conduct an election by ranked choice voting shall be made, in consultation with the local electoral board and general registrar, by a majority vote of the . . . city council that the office being elected serves;" and
WHEREAS, the City of Richmond Electoral Board and the City of Richmond General Registrar have been consulted on the decision to conduct the election of the members of the Council to be held on November 5, 2024, by ranked choice voting in accordance with section 24.2-673.1(B) of the Code of Virginia (1950), as amended; and
WHEREAS, the Council believes that it is in the best interests of the citizens of the City of Richmond that the election of the members of the Council to be held on November 5, 2024, be conducted by ranked choice voting in accordance with section 24.2-673.1(B) of the Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, and title 1, agency 20, chapter 100 of the Virginia Administrative Code;
NOW, THEREFORE,

THE CITY OF RICHMOND HEREBY ORDAINS:
? 1. That, pursuant to section 24.2-673.1(B) of the Code of Virginia (1950), as amended, and in accordance with title 1, agency 20, chapter 100 of the Virginia Administrative Code, the election of the members of the Council of the City of Richmond to be held on November 5, 2024, shall be conducted by ranked choice voting.
? 2. That the General Registrar is hereby requested to promptly electronically transfer a certified copy of this ordinance to the Virginia Department of Elections in accordance wi...

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