Election Results Show Jump in Voter Turnout

Precinct 7921 in the Mission District. Photo by Yousur Alhlou.

Precinct 7921 in the Mission District. Photo by Yousur Alhlou.

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With 100 percent of the city’s 596 precincts reporting, the San Francisco Department of Elections has released updated election results.

At least 270,056 of 502,841 registered voters cast a ballot by or on Nov. 6.

Voter turnout jumped from 51 to nearly 54 percent citywide. President Obama still leads the citywide vote in the presidential race, 83 percent to Mitt Romney’s 13 percent.

In District 9, Supervisor David Campos picked up about 600 votes overnight for a total of 17,578.

Incumbent supervisors Eric Mar, David Chiu and John Avalos maintained a large lead in their respective districts. Incumbent Supervisor Christina Olague trailed 9 percent behind presumptive District 5 winner London Breed, while Norman Yee — facing no incumbent opposition — leads District 7 with less than three-points.

City Measure F, which would have drafted a plan to drain Hetch Hetchy, failed with 77 percent voting no. The other six city measures all passed with at least 64 percent of the vote.

Local races maintained their pace since initial elections results were released last night.

In a close race for the Board of Education, Sandra Lee Fewer, Jill Wynns, Rachel Norton and Matt Haney maintained their lead, with each garnering at least 13 percent of the city vote.

Steve Ngo, Rafael Mandelman, Natalie Berg and Chris Jackson topped the Community College Board race in an extremely tight contest. Amy Bacharach trailed Jackson by less than one-tenth of a percent.

Lynette Sweet and Tom Radulovich continue to lead the District 7 and District 9 races for San Francisco BART board director, respectively, with a large majority of the vote.

According to the secretary of state, 100 percent of the ballots from 24,491 precincts statewide have been reported. Results for statewide propositions also did not shift significantly.

Propositions 30, 35, 36, 39 and 40 passed with at least 53 percent of votes statewide. Propositions 31, 32, 33, 34, 37 and 38 failed.

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