Updated: Worthington Wins for Berkeley Council, Jean Quan Ahead for Oakland Mayor in Ranked Choice Decisions
The Alameda County Registrar of Voters has posted the unofficial results of the Ranked Choice Voting tallies in Berkeley and Oakland.
In Berkeley, incumbent councilmember Kriss Worthington was declared the winner, picking up 224 second-place votes from third-place finisher "Ces" Rosales. Final total was Worthington, 1814 votes (57.66%) to George Beier's 1332 (42.34%).
The big surprise was in Oakland. Jean Quan, after 10 rounds of reassigning the lower-ranked votes for the losing candidates, was declared the unofficial winner in the mayoral contest with 43825 votes (51.09%) to Don Perata's 41949 votes ( 48.91%). There were still 10,000 absentee ballots to be counted, however, and as of Tuesday afternoon the count had still not been completed.