2020 Bay Area Ranked Choice Voting Elections
We're excited to see this year's election results. We want to express appreciation for election workers who are working to ensure a safe and smooth election. Further, we want to note that election offices are still receiving vote by mail ballots, and may continue to process these until November 20th. Because of the votes remaining to be counted, it may take some time before some of these closer elections are decisive.
Further, we understand that the Alameda County Registrar of Voters has not published Ranked Choice Voting results on their site, but have made them available upon request. We're making these available here.
Updated Nov. 10th, 5:47pm. Ranked choice voting results might not reflect the latest results posted by the County, but we'll post the latest files as we obtain them.
School Director, District 1
School Director, District 3
School Director, District 5
School Director, District 7
The San Francisco Department of Elections releases a new preliminary report of elections each day at 4pm until all remaining ballots are counted. You can find these reports here.
How it Works
Ranked choice voting allows voters to rank as many candidates as they want in order of choice--first, second, third, and so on. All first choices are counted, and if a candidate has a majority, then they win, just like any other election. However if nobody has a majority, the candidate with the fewest votes is eliminated, and those voters have their ballot instantly count for their next choice. This process continues until a candidate receives a majority of votes and is declared the winner.
[image: SF Department of Elections, sfelections.sfgov.org]
For information for Candidates, see our Tips for Candidates.
For information for Organizations, see our Tips for Organizations.