San Francisco City Elections in Even-Numbered Years, Proposition F (November 2008)
If Proposition F had been approved, it would have amended the city's charter to shift all San Francisco City elections (except special elections) to even-numbered years. The shift would have taken place after the November 2011 election. This would have resulted in a shift in election schedules for the offices of Mayor, Sheriff, District Attorney, City Attorney and Treasurer to even-numbered years.
Proposition F would also have allowed the persons elected to the offices of City Attorney and Treasurer in 2009 to serve a five-year term, until an election for those offices in 2014; the winner of the 2014 elections for those offices would then have gone back to the normal four-year term. Also, the persons elected to the offices of Mayor, Sheriff and District Attorney in 2011 would serve five-year terms, going back to the normal four-year term after the 2016 elections.
- These final, certified, results are from the San Francisco elections office.
The question on the ballot:
|Proposition F: "Shall the City shift all City elections except special elections to even-numbered years after the November 2011 election? "|
Path to the ballot
Proposition F was referred to the ballot on July 22, 2008 by a 6-5 vote of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
In favor: Supervisors Daly, Dufty, Maxwell, McGoldrick, Peskin and Sandoval.
Against: Supervisors Alioto-Pier, Ammiano, Chu, Elsbernd and Mirkarimi.
- November 4, 2008 official San Francisco voter guide
- David Latterman's analysis of the November 2008 San Francisco local ballot measures