Comparing RCV and Top-Two Primaries in Oakland
In November 2010, Oakland used ranked-choice voting in its election for mayor, as well as several city council seats. These fact sheets compare RCV with the previous system used to elect the mayor of Oakland: a June primary election followed by a November runoff between the top two candidates from the first fround. A thorough analysis of the numbers shows that RCV empowers voters, providing a significant improvement over the old system.
- Pre-RCv Turnout in Oakland Elections, June vs. November
- Overview: Comparing the 2006 and 2010 Mayoral Elections
- District-by-District Look at the Data
- Analysis refuting allegations about African American voters and RCV in 2010