2014 Oakland mayoral election

2014 Oakland mayoral election
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Candidate Libby Schaaf Rebecca Kaplan Jean Quan
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
First round vote 30,041 14,693 15,808
First round percentage 29.48% 14.42% 15.52%
Final round vote 48,806 28,421 Eliminated
Final round percentage 63.20% 36.80% Eliminated

 
Candidate Dan Siegel Joe Tuman Bryan Parker
Party Nonpartisan Nonpartisan Nonpartisan
First round vote 13,122 12,251 7,955
First round percentage 12.88% 12.02% 7.81%
Final round vote Eliminated Eliminated Eliminated
Final round percentage Eliminated Eliminated Eliminated

Mayor before election

Jean Quan
Democratic

Elected Mayor

Libby Schaaf
Democratic

The 2014 Oakland mayoral election was held on November 4, 2014 to elect the mayor of Oakland, California. It saw the election of Libby Schaaf, who unseated incumbent mayor Jean Quan.

This was the first time since 1990 that an incumbent mayor of Oakland was defeated for reelection.[1]

The election was held using instant-runoff voting

Results[edit]

Results summary[edit]

The following table shows a summary of the instant runoff for the election. The table shows the round in which the candidate was defeated or elected the winner, the votes for the candidate in that round, and what share those votes were of all votes counting for any candidate in that round. There is also a bar graph showing those votes for each candidate and categorized as either first-round votes or votes that were transferred from another candidate.

Oakland mayoral election, 2014[2]
Party Candidate Maximum
Round
Maximum
Votes
Share in
Maximum
Round
Maximum Votes
First Round VotesTransfer Votes
Nonpartisan Libby Schaaf 16 48,806 63.20%
Nonpartisan Rebecca Kaplan 16 28,421 36.80%
Nonpartisan Jean Quan (incumbent) 15 20,525 23.41%
Nonpartisan Dan Siegel 14 17,402 18.50%
Nonpartisan Joe Tuman 13 14,873 15.17%
Nonpartisan Bryan Parker 12 8,551 8.54%
Nonpartisan Courtney Ruby 11 3,364 3.34%
Nonpartisan John Anderson 10 1,741 1.72%
Nonpartisan Charles R. Williams 9 1,200 1.18%
Nonpartisan Ken Houston 8 604 0.59%
Nonpartisan Peter Liu 7 529 0.52%
Nonpartisan Eric Wilson 6 430 0.42%
Nonpartisan Pat McCullough 5 383 0.38%
Nonpartisan Nancy Sidebotham 4 271 0.27%
Nonpartisan Saied Karamooz 3 265 0.26%
Nonpartisan Samuel Washington 2 33 0.03%
Nonpartisan Write-ins 1 0 0.00%

Vote counts by round[edit]

The following table shows how votes were counted[2] in a series of rounds of instant runoffs. Each voter could mark which candidates were the voter's first, second, and third choice. Each voter had one vote, but could mark three choices for how that vote can be counted. In each round, the vote is counted for the most preferred candidate that has not yet been eliminated. Then one or more candidates with the fewest votes are eliminated. Votes that counted for an eliminated candidate are transferred to the voter's next most preferred candidate that has not yet been eliminated.

Candidate Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Round 8 Round 9 Round 10 Round 11 Round 12 Round 13 Round 14 Round 15 Round 16
Libby Schaaf 30,041 30,041 30,041 30,069 30,092 30,117 30,133 30,173 30,212 30,256 30,360 31,313 33,180 39,941 43,818 48,806
Rebecca Kaplan 14,693 14,693 14,697 15,827 15,846 14,804 14,869 14,902 15,021 15,185 15,379 15,699 17,023 18,662 23,341 28,421
Jean Quan (incumbent) 15,808 15,808 15,811 15,827 15,846 15,872 15,906 15,982 16,026 16,138 16,217 16,415 17,156 18,049 20,525
Dan Siegel 13,122 13,122 13,125 13,187 13,203 13,231 13,301 13,353 13,405 13,598 14,563 14,831 15,818 17,402
Joe Tuman 12,251 12,251 12,251 12,267 12,281 12,309 12,336 12,378 12,420 12,487 12,539 13,340 14,873
Bryan Parker 7,955 7,955 7,958 7,966 7,985 8,020 8,038 8,080 8,142 8,225 8,279 8,551
Courtney Ruby 3,115 3,115 3,115 3,131 3,163 3,185 3,204 3,247 3,264 3,320 3,364
John Anderson 1,550 1,550 1,551 1,576 1,579 1,602 1,617 1,623 1,650 1,741
Charles R. Williams 1,052 1,052 1,053 1,056 1,066 1,099 1,145 1,172 1,200
Ken Houston 518 518 518 523 536 556 577 604
Peter Liu 464 464 465 479 488 508 529
Eric Wilson 393 393 393 399 416 430
Pat McCullough 362 362 363 373 383
Nancy Sidebotham 267 267 267 271
Saied Karamooz 264 264 265
Samuel Washington 33 33
Write-in 0
Continuing votes 101,888 101,888 101,873 101,842 101,796 101,733 101,655 101,514 101,340 100,950 100,701 100,149 98,050 94,054 87,684 77,227
Exhausted ballots 0 0 15 46 92 154 226 364 535 915 1,163 1,705 3,770 7,723 14,041 24,405
Over Votes 794 794 794 794 794 795 801 804 807 817 818 828 862 905 957 1,050
Under Votes 2,152 2,152 2,152 2,152 2,152 2,152 2,152 2,152 2,152 2,152 2,152 2,152 2,152 2,152 2,152 2,152
Total 104,834 104,834 104,834 104,834 104,834 104,834 104,834 104,834 104,834 104,834 104,834 104,834 104,834 104,834 104,834 104,834

Continuing votes are votes that counted for a candidate in that round. Exhausted ballots represent votes that could not be transferred because a less preferred candidate was not marked on the ballot. Voters were allowed to mark only three choices because of voting system limitations. Over votes are votes that could not be counted for a candidate because more than one candidate was marked for a choice that was ready to be counted. Under votes are ballots were left blank or that only marked a choice for a write-in candidate that had not qualified as a write-in candidate.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Libby Schaaf defeats Jean Quan, wins Oakland mayoral race in landslide". East Bay Times. November 4, 2014. Retrieved December 12, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "RCV Results Report" (PDF). acvote.org. Alameda County.