The Department of Elections Announces Deadlines for Submission of Ballot Arguments for Inclusion in the Voter Information Pamphlet for the June 7, 2022, Statewide Direct Primary Election

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

For Immediate Release

SAN FRANCISCO, Thursday, March 10, 2022 – Official arguments associated with local ballot measures to be voted on in the June 7, 2022 election may be submitted to the Department of Elections for inclusion in the Voter Information Pamphlet.

The argument submission deadlines are as follows:

  • Proponents’ or Opponents’ Arguments – noon on Thursday, March 17
  • Rebuttals to Proponents’ or Opponents’ Arguments – noon on Monday, March 21
  • Paid Arguments (City and County measures only) – noon on Monday, March 21

All ballot arguments must be submitted to the Department of Elections in person, with original signatures. To facilitate compilation of the Voter Information Pamphlet, submitters are encouraged to send an electronic copy of the text of each argument via email to publications@sfgov.org.

All ballot arguments are subject to a 10-day public examination period. These public examination periods allow an opportunity to review and possibly challenge the language of a proposed ballot argument before it is published in the Voter Information Pamphlet. During each 10-day public examination period, voters may seek a court order requiring changes to or removal of materials related to a ballot measure on which they are eligible to vote. Challenges must be filed no later than the end of the examination period.

 The 10-day public examination periods for ballot arguments are as follows:

  • Proponents’ and Opponents’ Arguments – noon on Friday, March 18, until noon on Monday, March 28
  • Rebuttals to Proponents’ and Opponents’ Arguments – noon on Tuesday, March 22, until noon on Friday, April 1
  • Paid Arguments – noon on Tuesday, March 22, until noon on Friday, April 1

Further information about the June 7 election is available at sfelections.org or by contacting the Department of Elections at (415) 554-4375.

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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
sfelections.org

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