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Ranked choice voting

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SF Revives Push To Ditch Ranked Choice Voting

Runoff elections between the top two vote-getters would decide contests for mayor, sheriff, city attorney, district attorney, treasurer and assessor where no candidate got a 50 percent plus one vote majority.

06/14/2012

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan delivers the State of the City address at City Hall on February 8, 2012. (CBS)

Phil Matier: Poll Shows Low Approval Rating For Oakland Mayor Quan

A new poll finds that three out of four Oakland voters think Mayor Jean Quan is doing a poor or only fair job. But that doesn’t necessarily mean that they want her to be recalled.

04/30/2012

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SF Supervisors Stall Plans To Amend Ranked-Choice Voting

Neither of two dueling proposals to change San Francisco’s ranked-choice voting system will go on the June ballot, the city’s Board of Supervisors decided Tuesday.

02/15/2012

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SF Supervisors Consider Revamp, Repeal Of Ranked-Choice Voting

San Francisco’s ranked-choice voting system is being flushed out before the Board of Supervisors.

01/27/2012

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Closer Look: Criticism Mounting Over Ranked Choice Voting

Rank Choice Voting is not without its critics or champions. Those in favor of the practice claim it saves money, decreases negative campaigning and brings out more voters to the polls.

11/16/2011

Ed Lee

Post-Election, San Francisco Mayor Lee Looks To Tackle His To-Do List

With the ranked choice ballots calculated, voters are now looking for SF’s Mayor Ed Lee to fulfill his campaign promises and deal with a city-wide eight percent unemployment rate.

11/12/2011

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Ed Lee Takes Commanding Lead In San Francisco Mayor’s Race

San Franciscans appeared poised late Wednesday afternoon to elect their first Asian-American mayor as a result of an instant ranked-choice voting system that was launched when no candidate got a majority of Tuesday’s vote.

11/09/2011

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gascon, Mirkarimi Likely Winners For SF District Attorney, Sheriff

San Francisco District Attorney George Gascon, former SFPD chief, held a commanding lead in his bid for election, while ranked-choice votes also showed that Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi was likely to become San Francisco’s new sheriff.

11/09/2011

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San Francisco Supervisors Propose Repeal of Ranked-Choice Voting

A charter amendment proposal was introduced at San Francisco City Hall Tuesday which would put an end to the city’s experiment with rank choice voting.

11/08/2011

Appeals Court Upholds SF’s Ranked-Choice Voting

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday upheld a lower court’s ruling that San Francisco’s “instant runoff” elections are constitutional.

CBS San Francisco–05/20/2011

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