Ranked choice vote tallying starts tomorrow


With four of the five Board of Supervisors races awaiting ranked-choice voting tallies, the San Francisco Department of Elections says it will run a preliminary ranked choice voting tally tomorrow (Friday) afternoon.

The department says there are still at least 52,000 ballots left to count (14,000 provisional ballots and 38,000 absentee ballots dropped off at the polls), plus an unknown number of absentee ballots still arriving by mail, so tomorrow won't be the final word on who wins. But it will give a good idea where people's second choices are going.

In District 10, just 90 votes separate leader Tony Kelly from runner-up Lynette Sweet, while Jane Kim has 470 votes more than Debra Walker in D6, and Janet Reilly is leading Mark Farrell by just 361 votes in D10. Looking slightly more settled is D8, where Scott Wiener leads Rafael Mandelman by 1,168 votes, particularly given the third place finisher is Rebecca Prozan. Like Wiener, she is a moderate former president of the Alice B. Toklas Democratic Club.

Election officials say they don't have a breakdown of the outstanding votes by district.


If you look at Kim's facebook page, you'd get the impression that the D6 election is in the bag. But with thousands of votes still uncounted, she could easily lose her lead. (Right?)

Janet Reilly has been much more cautious since Election Day -- a wise woman.

Posted by Guest on Nov. 04, 2010 @ 12:48 pm

FYI...you really should have the correct information when you post. The Jane Kim, campaign is aware that thousands of votes are still uncounted for. And just so you know why is the BG, printing incorrect information. You would want to ask Tim Redmond, whose side is he on when all is said and done comes down to our community.

Posted by Guest on Nov. 04, 2010 @ 2:37 pm

If you look @ Jane Kim's FB page, it's not Jane herself that's making these posts, just peeps perhaps being a little overzealous, but encouraging. I'm sure Jane nonetheless appreciate the genuineness behind her supporters, though..

Posted by Rich Stoner on Nov. 04, 2010 @ 2:38 pm

Rich Stoner...since you wrote the article why did you just post a little of what I wrote. Being African American, we all understand the color stragety of what you and in particular Tim Redmond, write within the BG.

Posted by Guest on Nov. 04, 2010 @ 2:58 pm