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{{tnr}}A '''San Francisco Consolidation of Odd-Year Municipal Elections, Proposition D''' ballot question was on the {{nov06ca2012}} for voters in {{san francisco}}, where it was '''approved'''.
  
If the measure is approved, it will consolidate the city's odd-year municipal elections.
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The approval of Proposition D means all the city's municipal elections will take place on the same date. Previously, the city's election for city attorney and treasurer were at a different time of year than its elections for mayor, sheriff and district attorney.<ref name=d/>
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A city attorney and treasurer election is scheduled for November 2013. That election will take place as scheduled, even with the approval of Proposition D. However, instead of electing those candidates to the typical four-year term, they will only be elected to a two-year term. Then, in November 2015, elections will take place again for those offices (along with elections for mayor, sheriff and district attorney). The November 2015 elections for city attorney and treasurer will, once again, be for four-year terms.<ref name=d/>
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==Election results==
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{{Short outcome
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| yes = 263,642
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| yespct = 83.20
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| no = 53,252
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| nopct = 16.80
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| percent = 50.00
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:''Final certified results from the [http://sfelections.org/results/20121106/index.php San Francisco County elections office].''
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==Support==
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The San Francisco Democratic Party and Republic Party supported Proposition D.
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Proposition D was endorsed by the editorial board of the ''[[San Francisco Chronicle]]'', writing, "This consolidation would save money, give voters a focused look at major offices, and eliminate the numbing frequency of elections."<ref>[http://www.sfgate.com/opinion/editorials/article/S-F-ballot-choices-November-2012-3965570.php ''San Francisco Chronicle'', "S.F. ballot choices, November 2012," October 19, 2012]</ref>
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==Text of measure==
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  text = '''Proposition D:''' "Proposes to change the election cycle for the offices of City Attorney and Treasurer so that these offices will be elected in the same years as the elections for the offices of Mayor, District Attorney, and Sheriff. In addition, this measure proposes to amend the definition of general municipal election so that such elections occur only in even-numbered years and every other odd-numbered year."
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==Path to the ballot==
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The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to place Proposition D on the ballot.<ref name=d>[http://www.sfgate.com/bayarea/article/Prop-D-seeks-to-move-low-turnout-races-3870276.php ''San Francisco Chronicle'', "Prop. D seeks to move low-turnout races," September 16, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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* [http://sfgov2.org/ftp/uploadedfiles/elections/candidates/Nov2012/Nov2012_SanFranciscoCleanandSafeNeighbrhoodParks-GOBond.pdf Text of measure]
 
* [http://sfgov2.org/ftp/uploadedfiles/elections/candidates/Nov2012/Nov2012_SanFranciscoCleanandSafeNeighbrhoodParks-GOBond.pdf Text of measure]
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* [http://votersedge.org/san-francisco/ballot-measures/2012/november/measure-d Proposition D on Voter's Edge]
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Latest revision as of 08:16, 21 March 2014

A San Francisco Consolidation of Odd-Year Municipal Elections, Proposition D ballot question was on the November 6, 2012 ballot for voters in San Francisco, where it was approved.

The approval of Proposition D means all the city's municipal elections will take place on the same date. Previously, the city's election for city attorney and treasurer were at a different time of year than its elections for mayor, sheriff and district attorney.[1]

A city attorney and treasurer election is scheduled for November 2013. That election will take place as scheduled, even with the approval of Proposition D. However, instead of electing those candidates to the typical four-year term, they will only be elected to a two-year term. Then, in November 2015, elections will take place again for those offices (along with elections for mayor, sheriff and district attorney). The November 2015 elections for city attorney and treasurer will, once again, be for four-year terms.[1]

Election results

Measure D
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 263,642 83.20%
No53,25216.80%
Final certified results from the San Francisco County elections office.

Support

The San Francisco Democratic Party and Republic Party supported Proposition D.

Proposition D was endorsed by the editorial board of the San Francisco Chronicle, writing, "This consolidation would save money, give voters a focused look at major offices, and eliminate the numbing frequency of elections."[2]

Text of measure

The question on the ballot:

Proposition D: "Proposes to change the election cycle for the offices of City Attorney and Treasurer so that these offices will be elected in the same years as the elections for the offices of Mayor, District Attorney, and Sheriff. In addition, this measure proposes to amend the definition of general municipal election so that such elections occur only in even-numbered years and every other odd-numbered year."[3]

Path to the ballot

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to place Proposition D on the ballot.[1]

External links

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 San Francisco Chronicle, "Prop. D seeks to move low-turnout races," September 16, 2012
  2. San Francisco Chronicle, "S.F. ballot choices, November 2012," October 19, 2012
  3. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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