Proposal B Info/Text
Proposal B is a proposal on the ballot November 2, 2004 in Ferndale, Michigan. The proposal gives voters the opportunity to amend Ferndale's city charter to provide for election of the mayor and City Council through the use of an Instant Runoff Voting system pending the availability and purchase of compatible software and approval of the equipment by the Ferndale Election Commission.Proposal B
The actual text of Proposal B reads as follow:
Proposed Amendment to Ferndale City Charter
Chapter IV, Section 17
This amendment provides for the election of mayor and council members by majority vote using an instant run-off voting procedure of counting votes as soon as the City acquires voting machine equipment, approved by the City Election Commission, to implement this amendment. Voters shall designate first preferences and subsequent preferences; if no candidate receives a majority, the candidate with fewest first preferences is eliminated and the secondary preferences for that candidate are recounted until a candidate receives a majority who shall be elected to office.
Shall the Ferndale charter, Chapter IV, Section 17 be amended as proposed?