Instant Runoff Voting in Today's San Francisco Election

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Rob Richie, executive director of FairVote, discusses today's San Francisco election, which uses IRV (Instant Runoff Voting), also known as "ranked choice."

Watch a video below of our friends at MPR explaining Instant Runoff Voting (which is used in Minneapolis)


Rob Richie

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Why didn't this story cover anything about San Francisco's neighbor across the bay, Oakland? It's relevant.

Their recent mayoral race was somewhat controversial and historic (first Asian woman) since it was the first time Ranked Choice/IRV was used and there are murmurings about a recall election for Quan due to how she (mis)handled the Occupy Oakland protests.

I wanted so much more from this story.

Nov. 08 2011 03:21 PM
Rob Richie

Yes, state could do so. Vermont almost adopted it for US Congress a couple years back, and we expect more such debate in the coming year.... see for more

Nov. 08 2011 02:12 PM
Edward from NJ

Could a single state decide to use this system for Presidential elections?

Nov. 08 2011 11:57 AM

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