New Poll Finds Rebecca Kaplan Has Commanding Lead Over Jean Quan In Oakland Mayor’s RaceWith 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.
SF Revives Push To Ditch Ranked Choice VotingRunoff 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.
Phil Matier: Poll Shows Low Approval Rating For Oakland Mayor QuanA 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.
SF Supervisors Stall Plans To Amend Ranked-Choice VotingNeither 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.
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.
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.
Post-Election, San Francisco Mayor Lee Looks To Tackle His To-Do ListWith 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.
Ed Lee Takes Commanding Lead In San Francisco Mayor's RaceSan 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.
Gascon, Mirkarimi Likely Winners For SF District Attorney, SheriffSan 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.
San Francisco Supervisors Propose Repeal of Ranked-Choice VotingA 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.
Appeals Court Upholds SF's Ranked-Choice VotingThe 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday upheld a lower court's ruling that San Francisco's "instant runoff" elections are constitutional.
Phil Matier: Ranked-Choice Confusing To San Francisco VotersMore 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.