Bay Area


San Francisco

Since 2004, San Francisco has used ranked choice voting (RCV) to elect many of its local elected officials. Winners will be chosen in a ranked choice voting election, otherwise known as an “instant runoff,” unlike most California vacancies that require two rounds of voting and take far longer to fill. This November 6, 2018, RCV elections will occur for Supervisorial District 2, 4, 6, and 10.

For more information, visit the City of San Francisco’s website.

Cite: SF City Hall, sf.gov

Berkeley

Since 2010, Berkeley has used ranked choice voting (RCV) to elect many of its local elected officials. Winners will be chosen in a ranked choice voting election, otherwise known as an “instant runoff,” unlike most California vacancies that require two rounds of voting and take far longer to fill. This November 6, 2018, RCV elections will occur for City Council District 1, 4, 7, and 8.

For more information, visit the City Of Berkeley’s website.

Image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Berkeley#/media/File:Old_City_Hall_(Berkeley,_CA).JPG

Cite: Old City Hall. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

 

Oakland

Since 2010, Oakland has used ranked choice voting (RCV) to elect many of its local elected officials. Winners will be chosen in a ranked choice voting election, otherwise known as an “instant runoff,” unlike most California vacancies that require two rounds of voting and take far longer to fill. This November 6, 2018, RCV elections will occur for Mayor, and City Council Districts 2, 4, and 6.

 

For more information, visit the Alameda County Registrar of Voters website.

Image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Oakland_City_Hall_(Oakland,_CA)_2.JPG

Cite: Oakland City Hall. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

 

San Leandro

Since 2010, San Leandro has used ranked choice voting (RCV) to elect many of its local elected officials. Winners will be chosen in a ranked choice voting election, otherwise known as an “instant runoff,” unlike most California vacancies that require two rounds of voting and take far longer to fill. This November 6, 2018, RCV elections will occur for Mayor, and City Council District 1.

 

For more information, visit the Alameda County Registrar of Voters website.

Image: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:SanLeandroCityHall.JPG

Cite: San Leandro City Hall. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

 

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.

 

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