Ranked Choice Voting in San Francisco
The 2018 San Francisco Mayoral Race illustrates how ranked choice voting works in an actual election.
Ranked choice voting process
As candidates were removed from the run- off, voter’s second, third, and fourth choices were considered so that by the end the two candidates total percentage of the vote added up to 100%
After all the rounds, the votes were distributed between two candidates showing a clear majority winner. So even though the voter’s top candidate was not chosen, their preferences were still considered for the final round.
2018 San Francisco Mayoral Race Results Table
Each column in the table below shows the percentage of voters that chose a candidate in each round. Each round eliminated the candidate with the lowest number of votes.