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{{TOCnestright}}A '''San Francisco Change in the Number of Signatures Required to Recall City Officials Act, Proposition E''' ballot question was on the [[November 4, 2008 ballot measures in California#San Francisco|November 4, 2008 ballot]] in [[San Francisco City and County, California ballot measures#November 4|San Francisco]], where it was '''approved.'''
 
{{TOCnestright}}A '''San Francisco Change in the Number of Signatures Required to Recall City Officials Act, Proposition E''' ballot question was on the [[November 4, 2008 ballot measures in California#San Francisco|November 4, 2008 ballot]] in [[San Francisco City and County, California ballot measures#November 4|San Francisco]], where it was '''approved.'''
  
==Text of measure==
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[[San Francisco City and County, California ballot measures#November 4|San Francisco]] is a charter city/county. As such, it has the right to set its own requirements for [[laws governing recall in California|procedures regarding the recall of its local elected officials]], including the number of signatures required to force a recall election.
  
The language on the ballot said:
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The [[California|State of California]] has signature requirements for local recall elections that apply to all [[general law cities]] in the state. Proposition E changed the number of signatures required to recall local elected officials so that its requirement conforms to the state's signature requirements for petitions.
:Shall the City adopt state law signature requirements for petitions to recall City officials?
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==External links==
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==Election results==
  
* [http://www.sfgov.org/site/uploadedfiles/elections/candidates/QualifiedLocalBallotMeasuresWithTitlesAsOf81508_3.pdf List of all measures on the November 4 San Francisco ballot]
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{{Short outcome
* [http://www.sfgov.org/site/elections_page.asp?id=70720 Election results]
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| title = Proposition E
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| yes = 195,605
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| yespct = 60.1
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| no = 129,862
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| nopct = 39.9
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| image =
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| unresolved =
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| state = Local
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| percent = 50.0
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}}
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:''These final, certified, results are from the [http://www.sfgov2.org/index.aspx?page=1793 San Francisco elections office].''
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==Ballot question==
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{{Q box |
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  text = '''Proposition E:''' "Shall the City adopt state law signature requirements for petitions to recall City officials?"
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}}
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==See also==
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* [[Laws governing recall in California]]
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==External links==
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{{submit a link}}
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* [http://sfpl4.sfpl.org/pdf/main/gic/elections/November4_2008.pdf November 4, 2008 official San Francisco voter guide]
 
* [http://www.sfusualsuspects.com/system/files/u14/Fall_Line_-_Maps_and_Analysis_from_Nov_2008.pdf David Latterman's analysis of the November 2008 San Francisco local ballot measures]
 
* [http://www.sfusualsuspects.com/system/files/u14/Fall_Line_-_Maps_and_Analysis_from_Nov_2008.pdf David Latterman's analysis of the November 2008 San Francisco local ballot measures]
  
 
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[[Category:Local election and voting laws, California, 2008]]
 
[[Category:Local election and voting laws, California, 2008]]

Revision as of 06:09, 20 December 2012

A San Francisco Change in the Number of Signatures Required to Recall City Officials Act, Proposition E ballot question was on the November 4, 2008 ballot in San Francisco, where it was approved.

San Francisco is a charter city/county. As such, it has the right to set its own requirements for procedures regarding the recall of its local elected officials, including the number of signatures required to force a recall election.

The State of California has signature requirements for local recall elections that apply to all general law cities in the state. Proposition E changed the number of signatures required to recall local elected officials so that its requirement conforms to the state's signature requirements for petitions.

Election results

Proposition E
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 195,605 60.1%
No129,86239.9%
These final, certified, results are from the San Francisco elections office.

Ballot question

The question on the ballot:

Proposition E: "Shall the City adopt state law signature requirements for petitions to recall City officials?"[1]

See also

External links

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