It took seven rounds of eliminations and transfer votes to determine the winner in Oakland’s 2012 District 1 City Council race.
What exactly does that mean? Oaklanders may be used to voting in ranked choice elections, but the system by which votes are counted is a little more complicated. OaklandNorth breaks down the distribution of ranked-choice votes in the District 1 race in this video to make the process a little easier to understand.
Correction: The the meaning of the term “Under-vote,” which has more than one common use, has now been clarified in the video.