We present here a final analysis of voters’ usage of the ranked choice ballot in the 2011 San Francisco Municipal Election. Unlike our previous report, which concentrated primarily on political outcomes, this paper focuses on voters’ usage of the ballot and tendencies to overvote, undervote, and rank candidates for three citywide offices: Sheriff, District Attorney, and Mayor. This study combines individual ballot records with county voter file data to allow for a systematic analysis of the relationship between various demographic factors and variations in observed voting behaviors. Additional data are presented in the appendix, including voter turnout by neighborhood in comparison to previous citywide elections in 2008 and 2010.
Cook, Corey and Latterman, David, "Ranked Choice Voting in the 2011 San Francisco Municipal Election: Final Report" (2011). McCarthy Center Faculty and Staff Scholarship. 2.