SF State Research: Ranked-Choice Voting Exacerbates Racial Disparities in Turnout

Wednesday, April 01, 2020
HIGH COUNTRY NEWS (PAONIA, OREGON) -- Another possible advantage — that ranked-choice voting increases voter turnout — is still up for debate. A 2016 study out of San Francisco State University found that turnout declined among Black and Asian voters in the San Francisco ranked-choice mayoral election, further exacerbating racial disparities in voter participation.