Ranked choice voting

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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Phil Matier: Ranked-Choice Confusing To San Francisco Voters

More than half of the respondents in a poll commissioned by the San Francisco Chamber of Commerce said they don’t understand how their vote counts on a ranked-choice ballot.


San Francisco City Hall (Hector Mata/Getty Images)

New San Francisco Board Of Supervisors Takes Shape

All four contested races for San Francisco supervisor appear to have been settled after some candidates claimed victory and others conceded in response to the latest release of elections results on Tuesday.

CBS San Francisco–11/17/2010

Cassidy Wins San Leandro Mayor’s Race By 172 Votes

Consumer protection attorney Stephen Cassidy has edged out incumbent Tony Santos in the San Leandro mayor’s race by 172 votes in ranked-choice balloting.

CBS San Francisco–11/12/2010

Oakland Mayor Jean Quan

Constituents Dole Out Advice For Oakland’s Mayor-Elect

Oakland faced essentially a laundry list of problems – everything from its crime rate and a dwindling police force to a budget deficit. Friday, voters were not shy about suggesting where Jean Quan should start.


Former State Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata

Perata Won’t Challenge Oakland Mayoral Results

Former state Senate President Pro Tem Don Perata said his close loss to City Councilwoman Jean Quan in the Oakland mayoral race is “disappointing” but he does not plan to challenge the election results.

CBS San Francisco–11/11/2010

Oakland Mayoral Contest Boils Down To Perata And Quan

Final Vote Count Delayed In Oakland Mayoral Race

Thousands of provisional ballots being counted are taking longer than expected, Alameda County Registrar of Voters Dave Macdonald said Monday.

CBS San Francisco–11/08/2010

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Ranked Choice Voting Causes Confusion

Ranked-choice voting has made for a very complicated vote count in the supervisors race in San Francisco.


Oakland City Hall. (CBS)

New Oakland Mayor May Not Be Known For Days

The Alameda County Registrar says the new mayor of Oakland may not be known for several days.

CBS San Francisco–11/03/2010

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Some East Bay Voters Confused By Voting System

Many voters in Oakland, Berkeley and San Leandro spent more time than usual at the polls, thanks in part to the new ranked-choice voting system.