Two California bills that expand use of ranked-choice voting are moving along. On May 31, the Assembly Appropriations Committee passed AB 1662, which lets overseas absentee voters use ranked-choice ballots when they are voting in elections which have the potential for a run-off. Thus, the overseas absentees voters are permitted to vote fully, with only a single act, in both the first election and any needed run-off.
The other California bill involving ranked-choice ballots, AB 1294, had already passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee. AB 1294 lets all cities and counties use Instant-Runoff Voting for their own local elections.