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Ranked-choice voting tips

In the ranked-choice voting system for San Francisco mayor, sheriff and district attorney, voters have the option of ranking their top three choices for each position. All choices appear in three columns labeled First Choice, Second Choice and Third Choice.

To vote, voters select their first choice candidate in the First Choice column and connect the arrow with a line as usual. Do the same thing for the second choice in the Second Choice column, and same for the third in the Third Choice Column.

The voter can also write in a candidate in any column.

Be Careful. There are common mistakes.

Only select one candidate per column. If more than one is selected, the ballot is disqualified.

Do not vote for the same candidate in all three columns. The vote will only be counted once.

Visit the San Francisco Board of Elections website to learn more about ranked-choice voting.

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