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San Francisco City Elections in Even-Numbered Years, Proposition F (November 2008)

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A San Francisco All Scheduled City Elections to be Held Only in Even-Numbered Years Act, Proposition F ballot question was on the November 4, 2008 ballot in San Francisco, where it was defeated.

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.

Election results

Proposition F
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No176,69255.0%
Yes 144,592 45.0%
These final, certified, results are from the San Francisco elections office.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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.

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