Media Coverage of
San Francisco Proposition A/Instant Runoff Voting
Chronicle: "'Ranked Vote gets Fanciful Scenario."
Article highlights San Francisco's use of IRV and features comments by CVD's
Steven Hill. August 11, 2004.
Los Angeles Times:
"S.F. Takes the Lead in New Voting Method." IRV in San Francisco draws
lengthy news coverage. August 9, 2004.
Francisco Chronicle: "Election officials say instant
runoff ready. If feds and state approve, system can be used in fall."
Officials say instant runoff voting system will be ready for November Board
of Supervisors elections. April 26, 2004.
Weekly: "Making Nice: City and state elections officials finally strike
a harmonious note in their erratic efforts to roll out IRV."
November 26, 2003.
Weekly: "Blowing It:
How San Francisco elections officials dropped the ball on instant
runoff voting." September 2003
"Bureaucrats stall IRV in San Francisco: Elected and
unelected officials nationwide block reform legislation."
September 2, 2003
San Francisco Bay Guardian: "Don't bury
IRV." San Francisco's
leading weekly calls for implementing IRV in 2004. August 27,
Hampshire Gazette (MA):
"Are elections just a game of chance?" Plug for IRV in
Massachusetts and California. August 16, 2003
"Terminating Democracy." Article which explains how IRV,
if used statewide would help in California's recall election.
August 14, 2003
Francisco Bay Guardian: "Barely alive: Only
the courts can save IRV now that Arntz has declared it dead and
the commission prepares to pull the trigger." August 13,
San Francisco Chronicle: "No quick
decision on S.F. runoff plan Judge sets hearing on issue for Aug.
20." August 12, 2003
Progressive Web: "Recall
Improvements." Editor Matthew Rothschild comments on the news of
the day. August 7, 2003
Francisco Bay Guardian: "Critical moment for
election reform Imminent Shelley decision could allow
ranked-choice voting." News article explains the current landscape
in the battle to implement IRV on time in San Francisco. July 23,
Francisco Chronicle: "Fufill the will of
voters." Op-ed piece finds the opposition to the new instant
system to be nothing short of discriminatory, particularly to
minorities and candidates with less money to spend. June 13,
Francisco Bay Guardian (CA): "On the Move: IRV election
reform finally makes some moves toward the November ballot."
June 11, 2003.
San Francisco Bay Guardian
(CA): "Making IRV reality." Editorial
encourages prompt implementation of instant runoff voting in San
Francisco. April 16, 2003.
San Francisco Chronicle
(CA): Instant Runoff Voting on Track
for November Vote in San Francisco: Keep updated on implementation
of IRV in San Francisco, including this recent newspaper article
about leading politicians supporting fair and effective
implementation. March 20, 2003.
CVD's post-election Press Release
and media coverage, March 7,
: "As Simple as 1,2,3,
Right?" At a meeting of the Board of Supervisors Rules Committee,
CVD's Caleb Kleppner gives a presentaton on the basics of
IRV. December 4, 2002.