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A New Era of Politics: Campaigning with Ranked Choice Voting

This November, Oakland, Berkeley and San Leandro will join San Francisco in using Ranked Choice Voting (RCV) to elect local offices. With RCV, voters can rank a first, second and third choice, and winning candidates are elected in a single November election instead of over two elections in June and November. This boosts turnout, saves taxpayers the cost of a second election and saves candidates the cost of fundraising for two elections.

A panel of former candidates and political consultants from San Francisco who have experience in conducting RCV campaigns discussed potential changes to Oakland, Berkeley and San Leandro elections that will result from the use of Ranked Choice Voting. They also gave pointers on how to run a successful campaign.

This event was co-sponsored with Oakland Rising.



The Honorable Phil Ting
Assessor Recorder, City and County of San Francisco

Jim Stearns
President, Stearns Consulting

Jon Golinger
Political and Media Consultant

David Noyola
Campaign Consultant and Former Chief of Staff of President of the Board of Supervisors

Tim Redmond
Executive Editor, San Francisco Bay Guardian

Esperanza Tervalon-Daumont
Executive Director, Oakland Rising

Steven Hill
Director, Political Reform Program, New America Foundation

Event Time and Location

Thursday, May 13, 2010 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Preservation Park
1233 Preservation Park Way (the entrance is at 13th st and MLK)
Oakland, CA 94612