Measure K is necessary tinkering

Originally published on September 26, 2016

Measure K calls for a citywide change to the process of electing officials (mayor, city attorney, city councilmembers). As city law now stands, candidates from all political parties run for office in a June primary and the top two vote getters advance to the November general election. But—if a candidate gets more than 50 percent of the primary vote, that candidate wins outright and no runoff election is required.

What it will do is ensure that an elected official faces the voters in November as well, not just June. 

it's all about making big decisions when the most voters participate, which is in November.

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