TO HELP VOTERS UNDERSTAND RANKED-CHOICE VOTING
Alameda County Registrar of Voters Dave Macdonald will lead an online “webinar’’ at 6 p.m. on Monday, October 18, to help voters understand Ranked-Choice Voting, which is being used for the first time-ever in Alameda County on November 2 for elections in Berkeley, Oakland and San Leandro.
“During this online session we will focus on how to vote using the specially designed Ranked-Choice ballot and the way candidates are elected using this format,’’ Macdonald said.
To access the webinar online, participants will be asked to click on a link on the Alameda County Registrar of Voters website. The link will take them to a website featuring live audio of Macdonald discussing Ranked-Choice Voting and visuals that will illustrate his points.
The webinar will also allow participants to ask questions of Macdonald about Ranked-Choice Voting.
Those interested in participating in the webinar are asked to pre-register on the Alameda County Registrar of Voters’ website, acgov.org/rov.
The online presentation will be similar to those Macdonald has given to City Councils and other government agencies as well as to several dozen community groups as part of the extensive voter outreach effort the Registrar of Voters office is now leading to explain Ranked-Choice Voting to local voters.
Ranked-Choice Voting asks voters to choose a first-, second- and third-choice candidate for a single office. This makes it possible to elect local officials by majority vote without the need for a separate run-off election.
To learn more about Ranked-Choice Voting in Alameda County, go to the Registrar’s website, acgov.org/rov, or call (510) 272-6973.