Ranked choice voting
With less than two months until Election Day, a new poll has found city councilmember Rebecca Kaplan with a commanding lead over incumbent Jean Quan in the race for Oakland mayor.
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.
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.
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.
San Francisco’s ranked-choice voting system is being flushed out before the Board of Supervisors.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.