San Francisco election

Election day threat to ranked-choice voting in San Francisco

T.J. Johnston, SF Public Press — Nov 8 2011 - 5:43pm

On the same day that San Francisco voters were deciding who would be the next mayor, the method used to elect that person was under attack. At a Board of Supervisors meeting on Tuesday, Supervisor Mark Farrell introduced a charter amendment for the June 2012 ballot that would eliminate ranked-choice voting as a way of elevating candidates to city offices."Ranked-choice voting is an experiment whose unintended consequences continue to pile up election after election,” Farrell said.

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