San Francisco finalizes election results

(KTSF by Angelina Wong) San Francisco Department of Elections certified the final results for the November 8, 2011 Consolidated Municipal Election today.  After concluding the official canvass of election results, the Department of Elections certified the final vote totals for the offices of District Attorney, Sheriff, and Mayor, and the eight propositions.  The voter turnout  was less then 43%, a low turnout compared to the past San Francisco mayoral election.  However,  Chinese voter turnout was a record high.

Ed Lee won the most first choice votes and after the ranked-choice voting calculation,  Lee received 59.84% of the votes and became the first Chinese American mayor in San Francisco history.  Lee received 83,954 votes  in this 16-candidates mayoral race.  In the District Attorney race,  George Gascon won with 62.39% of the votes.  San Francisco Supervisor Ross Mirkirimi will become the new Sheriff.  As for the eight propositions, the two bond measures were passed by voters.  Proposition G, the sales tax measure was defeated.  Proposition H, backed by parents who urged the school district to assign students to their neighborhood schools, lost by 115 votes.  A narrow margin of 49.97% in favor to 50.03% opposed.

The official results are available at www.sfelections.org.

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