With late vote-by-mail and provisional ballots having been added over the past week, the San Francisco election results from November 5, 2013 have just been certified and the final count for the number of ballots cast is 128,937 which represents 29.3 percent of registered voters, 66 percent of which voted by mail.

The final count for the percentage of NO votes cast on Measures B and C is 62.79 and 66.96 percent respectively with 84,083 NO votes cast on Measure C, a vote which reversed the Mayor’s supported increase in allowable height for the development of 8 Washington Street.

As a reader originally pointed out, when Mayor Ed Lee was elected in 2011, an election with an effective turnout of over 40 percent of San Francisco voters and 196,756 ballots cast, the Mayor garnered a total of 84,457 votes.

Comments from Plugged-In Readers

  1. Posted by Rillion

    Why no link to the actual certified results?
    [Editor’s Note: Second link above.]

  2. Posted by Jack

    I cant figure out where the pro 8 Washington people spent all their money. I voted for both initiatives since i am a downtown density fiend, but until I researched it, I had a vague sense that one must be pro, one anti.
    The only publicity I ever noticed was the signature gatherer at Safeway a few months ago. There was no easy, catchy slogan to remind people why more housing, even 1 percenter housing, is always better. Te only visible publicity and slogan was the No Wall On The Waterfront garbage.

  3. Posted by noe mom

    You look at those voting numbers and no wonder the Mayor is making statements about the Ellis Act and affordable housing.

  4. Posted by NoeValleyJim

    I got lots and lots of Yes on B and C fliers in the mail. Also, I saw some Television ads. TV is expensive.
    Their slogan was “Parks Not Parking Lots” which is not as catchy as “No Wall On The Waterfront” but still quite nice.

  5. Posted by anon

    I got a ton of “more affordable housing!” mailings in favor of these initiatives. I laughed at the duplicity, figuring the Koch brothers were probably behind it. I was pleasantly surprised the voters did not fall for that.

  6. Posted by lyqwyd

    Well, there would have been more affordable housing had the building been approved, since blocking the development reduced the amount of money going to the affordable housing fund.
    The only thing that was accomplished was protecting some million dollar view. Well done no wall on the waterfront!
    I’ll also point out that every ballot measure in the 2011 election got more votes than the 8 Washington measures, some by quite a lot.

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