San Francisco Proposition D – Local Office Vacancy Appointments

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San Francisco, California, Vacancy Appointments in Local Offices

Ballot Question:

Shall the City amend the Charter to require the Mayor to make a temporary appointment to fill a vacancy in a local elected office within 28 days of the date of the vacancy; provide that the person who temporarily fills a vacancy on the Board of Supervisors cannot run in the election held to fill that vacancy for the remainder of the term; and require the City to hold an election to fill a vacancy on the Board of Supervisors within 126 to 154 days if there is no City election scheduled, within 180 days if another election is already scheduled within that period, or more than 180 days later if requested by the Director of Elections and approved by the Mayor and the Board of Supervisors?

A “Yes” vote means:

A yes vote is a vote in favor of requiring the mayor to appoint a temporary replacement to fill a vacancy in city government who could not run in the replacement election, requiring a replacement election within five months, and setting deadlines for vacancy-related appointments and elections.

A “No” vote means: 

A no vote is a vote against this proposal, thereby leaving the mayor’s appointment to fill a vacancy in office until the next regularly scheduled city election and allowing the appointee to run as a candidate in the election to fill the vacancy for the remainder of the office’s term.

Read more about San Francisco Proposition D here.

Source: Ballotpedia