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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Thousands of provisional ballots being counted are taking longer than expected, Alameda County Registrar of Voters Dave Macdonald said Monday.
Ranked-choice voting has made for a very complicated vote count in the supervisors race in San Francisco.
The Alameda County Registrar says the new mayor of Oakland may not be known for several days.
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.