Saturday, November 29, 2008

Two and a half weeks to count Instant Runoff Voting in Pierce Co and San Francisco

Not so Instant Runoff Voting. 2 and 1/2 weeks later, they were STILL counting the instant runoff votes from the November 4th election. I guess that is why San Francisco changed the name to "Ranked Choice Voting" as did Pierce County. These jurisdictions requested exceptions to their states' standards for voting systems in order to get IRV compatible voting software. These machines were used even though Pierce County found 3 separate and serious flaws in the software.

As of Friday, Nov 23rd, Pierce County was still tabulating the votes:
"Official algorithm results available Tuesday, November 25, 2008."

As of Friday, Nov 23rd, San Francisco's seven districts were still counting IRV ballots:

No candidate in this contest has received a majority of first-choice selections from the ballots counted as of today.

In order to release this preliminary report, the ranked-choice voting method was applied to this contest using the votes counted as of today. No candidate is being declared the winner or being eliminated from the contest. As in all elections, the Department will count all ballots cast in the election for this contest before determining the winner.

This is a preliminary report and it does not represent the final result for this contest
Last Updated: 11/21/2008