November 6, 2008
Hold The Phone (Or At Least The Official Local Election Results)
While the San Francisco Department of Elections website notes 241,090 total ballots cast on November 4th in San Francisco and includes 191,962 from “Election Day Reporting” and 49,128 “Vote by Mail / Absentee Reporting,” according to the Examiner and The City’s elections chief up to 136,000 vote-by-mail and provisional ballots have yet to be counted.
In theory the 136,000 votes could change the results of any of the local measures except for A (General Hospital). In reality it’s Measure B (affordable housing) that could most easily swing from failing on the initial count to passing in the end. And perhaps even Measure J (preservation commission) in reverse.
We’ll update the election results as the uncounted ballots are tallied. And assuming all 136,000 ballots are valid, 78.95% of those registered in San Francisco voted (not 49.79% as previously reported). And on this point we are more than happy to be wrong.
∙ San Francisco Department of Elections: November 4 Election Summary [SFGov]
∙ More than one-third of The City’s ballots are left to be counted [Examiner]
∙ The Day After: November 4 Real Estate Related Election Results [SocketSite]
First Published: November 6, 2008 7:15 AM