New Oakland Mayor May Not Be Known For Days

OAKLAND (AP) – The Alameda County Registrar says the new mayor of Oakland may not be known for several days.

Registar Dave Macdonald on Wednesday says a winner might not be declared until next week because Oakland is using ranked-choice voting for the first time.

The process allows voters to pick their first, second and third choice candidates.

Early returns still show the front-runner, former State Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata with a double-digit lead over city councilmembers Jean Quan and Rebecca Kaplan and professor/political analyst Joe Tuman in a crowded 10-candidate field.

They are seeking to replace outgoing mayor Ron Dellums who chose not to run for re-election.

Macdonald says his office will provide an update on the race later Wednesday.

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