California is one of a handful of states in which political parties other than the Democratic and Republican Parties use government primaries to choose party officers. On June 20, San Francisco Elections Director John Arntz placed two slips of paper inside a jar, each containing the name of one candidate for Peace and Freedom Party County Central Committee. He then put his hand in the jar and drew out one name, and proclaimed that person the winner. This was done to break a tie. Each of the two candidates had polled 118 votes. See this story.
The story does not include the detail that the Peace & Freedom Party has determined that it will seat both candidates, notwithstanding the tie-breaking event. The party is free to do this, because the election was for party office, not public office. California parties are not required to elect party officers in the primary; but the Peace & Freedom Party, along with the Green Party, and the American Independent Party, do choose their party officers that way.