San Francisco

Proportional ranked choice voting for school board elections in San Francisco

What would be the impacts of changing San Francisco’s school board elections from the current at-large method to Proportional RCV?

What problems will Proportional RCV solve for SF Board of Supervisor elections?

What would be the impacts of changing San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors elections to a form of Proportional Ranked Choice Voting?

San Francisco: a Multi-Everything City that needs a new approach to local democracy

How should urban zones structure local democracy to ensure fewer turf wars, broader participation and greater engagement of its human talent and genius?

“So how does proportional ranked choice voting work?”

Wondering how P-RCV works? How the ballots are counted? How it’s different from the RCV used to elect the mayor?  This is the FAQ for you


Proportional ranked choice voting — watch this short video to see how Proportional Ranked Choice Voting works in citywide or multi-seat elections, including how voters vote, how the ballots are counted and why it’s the fairest method to elect representatives and ensure broad representation and competitive elections. 

Electoral maps for San Francisco

Multi-seat districts — combining existing single-seat districts into “super districts” with multiple seats

Six districts + proportional voting plan for San Francisco

Map of a six district plan that could be combined with five citywide seats elected by Proportional RCV


Ranked Choice Voting elections benefit candidates and voters of color

RCV TIPS for Voters, Candidates and Organizations

Tips for Voters   in English       in Chinese        in Spanish

Tips for organizations  

Tips for candidates