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This San Francisco Municipal Elections Code is adopted consistent with San Francisco Charter Section 13.100. Where not otherwise provided for by the Charter or by this Municipal Elections Code, applicable provisions of State and federal law shall apply. All references in this Code to sections or divisions of the California Elections Code shall also be construed to refer to any successor provisions of those sections or divisions.
(Added by Ord. 429-97, App. 11/17/97; amended by Ord. 50-13 , File No. 120899, App. 3/28/2013, Eff. 4/27/2013)
Whenever the following terms are used in this Municipal Elections Code, these definitions shall apply:
“City elective office” shall mean the offices of Mayor, Member of the Board of Supervisors, City Attorney, District Attorney, Treasurer, Sheriff, Assessor, Public Defender, Member of the Board of Education of the San Francisco Unified School District and Member of the Governing Board of the San Francisco Community College District.
“Measure” means an ordinance, charter amendment, referendum, recall, declaration of policy, or bond measure that will be voted on only in the City and County of San Francisco.
“Nomination papers” has the same meaning as in the California Elections Code, as it may be amended from time to time, except that “Nomination papers” does not include the declaration of candidacy.
“Signed and sworn statement” means a statement signed under penalty of perjury under the laws of the State of California, that includes the original signature of the signer. Facsimile or electronically produced or reproduced signatures are not original signatures for purposes of this Article.
“Voter” means an individual who is registered to vote in the City and County of San Francisco.
(a) The dates for election of local officeholders are specified in Charter Section 13.100et seq.
(b) On Tuesday after the first Monday in November in 1997 and every year thereafter, there shall be held in the City and County an election to be known as the General Municipal Election.
(Added by Ord. 429-97, App. 11/17/97; Ord. 291-06, File No. 061375, App. 11/29/2006)