FAILED: HB49 – Municipal nonpartisan rank choice elections.

We Support This Bill.

Summary: AN ACT relating to municipal elections; creating a pilot program authorizing municipalities to conduct nonpartisan ranked-choice elections as specified; making conforming amendments; requiring rulemaking; specifying applicability; and providing for effective dates.
Why It Matters: Although Wyoming used to be a national leader in women's representation in politics, our state has fallen behind. According to the Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP), Wyoming is ranked 48th for the percentage of women municipal officeholders. National groups, like RepresentWomen, have data that supports Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) as a solution to this issue. RCV promotes civil campaigns, eliminates vote splitting, and has saved taxpayers and candidates money; all of which help women succeed in electoral races.

HB 49 – Municipal nonpartisan rank choice elections.

WyoLeg Summary: Municipal nonpartisan rank choice elections.

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Corporations

Primary

Latest Action


Jan 20, 2023

House

H07 – Corporations:Do Pass Failed 3-6-0-0-0

Jan 12, 2023

House

H Introduced and Referred to H07 – Corporations

Jan 06, 2023

House

H Received for Introduction

Dec 15, 2022

Governor of Wyoming

Bill Number Assigned


Status

  • Bill Number Assigned

    Jan 12, 2023

  • House
  • Senate
  • Governor


Bill Source: View Latest Bill Text
Data Source: https://openstates.org/wy/bills/2023/HB49/