On January 4th Gavin Newsom, the current mayor of San Francisco, will become the Lieutenant Governor of California. The San Francisco Board of Supervisors will be choosing his replacement. Jesse Sanford and Participant Labs have created a website where people can vote for a the new mayor via Twitter to help the supervisors make their choice.
A Twitter-based shoutout tally, the site allows visitors to choose one of the candidates for SF’s interim mayor and send a Tweet registering their support. It tallies all votes and presents the results for all to see; because the votes are based on Tweets, they are transparent and individually available for recounting.