Ballot Simplification Committee Meetings for the November 3, 2020, Consolidated General Election Begin on July 20

Department of Elections
City and County of San Francisco
John Arntz, Director

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Thursday, July 9, 2020 – Beginning Monday, July 20, the Ballot Simplification Committee will conduct public meetings to prepare a fair and impartial summary of each local ballot measure for the November 3 election. These summaries, or “digests,” will be printed in San Francisco’s Voter Information Pamphlet, which is provided by the Department of Elections to every registered voter before each election.                                                       

Each digest must explain the primary purposes and points of the measure and must include the following four sections:

  • The Way It Is Now
  • The Proposal
  • A “Yes” Vote Means
  • A “No” Vote Means

The Committee must complete its digests no later than 85 days before the election, which is Monday, August 10.

Pursuant to the 20th Supplement to the Mayoral Proclamation Declaring the Existence of a Local Emergency, the Committee will meet remotely via Webex. The Committee will include instructions regarding remote access in its meeting agenda.

Meeting agendas and related materials will be posted at Agendas will be posted at least 72 hours prior to the meeting, as mandated by the Sunshine Ordinance. Other agenda materials will be made available in the same locations as early as possible.



Department of Elections
City and County of San Francisco
1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place
City Hall, Room 48
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 554-4375