Update: KQED's Katrina Schwartz called the Secretary of State's office for comment.
Nicole Winger, a spokesperson for the California Secretary of State, said that after receiving concerns from "a range of San Franciscans" about potential improprieties in today's mayoral election, the state decided to send an undisclosed number of observers to "be extra eyes and ears on the ground."
"Enough concerns were raised about potential misunderstandings of election law or potential improprieties that we thought it would be helpful to send some Secretary of State staff over to San Francisco to help out and make sure things go smoothly today," explained Winger.
She wouldn't say how many observers were sent or where they are, but she did say that they would be dropping into various polling places around the city to make sure election laws are being followed. There are 40 counties holding elections -- some bigger than others -- throughout California today, but observers were only sent to San Francisco.
(Bay City News) California's Secretary of State office will be sending monitors to San Francisco to oversee today's election, a spokeswoman said Monday.