City of San Diego Elections Charter Amendment, Measure A (June 2014)

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A City of San Diego Elections Charter Amendment, Measure A ballot question was on the June 3, 2014 election ballot for voters in the city of San Diego in San Diego County, California, where it was overwhelmingly approved.

Measure A altered the city charter to make its election process more compatible with state law. It also gave the city elections office more time to mail out ballots, count ballots and certify election results.[1]

Election results

Measure A
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 120,656 72.52%
No45,71827.48%
Election results from San Diego Elections Office

Text of measure

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:[1]

AMENDS CITY CHARTER RELATED TO ELECTIONS.
Shall the Charter be amended to: (1) set a later date for elected officials to be sworn into office; (2) extend the deadlines to call special elections to fill vacancies for Mayor and City Council; and (3) make non-substantive revisions, to provide additional time to comply with state and federal deadlines to certify election results, provide mail ballots to military and overseas voters, and translate ballot materials? [2]

Support

Supporters

The following individuals signed the official arguments in favor of Measure A:[1]

  • Kevin Faulconer, Mayor of the city of San Diego
  • Sherri S. Lightner, San Diego City Council President Pro Tem
  • Todd Gloria, San Diego City Council President
  • Jerry Sanders, president & CEO of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce
  • Donna Bartlett-May, co-president of the League of Women Voters of San Diego

Arguments in favor

In the official arguments in favor of Measure A, proponents argued that Measure A would improve the elections process in the city in two important ways:[1]

  • It would protect the voting rights of military voters and other overseas voters by allowing more time for ballots to be mailed out and for the counting and certification of submitted ballots.
  • It would make the elections process compatible with the process mandated by state law.

Opposition

No official arguments were submitted in opposition to Measure A. If there is an argument that you would like to see posted here, please email the Local Ballot Measures Project staff writer.

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 San Diego County elections department, Measure A voter pamphlet information, archived April 22, 2014
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.