Department of Elections Offers a Ballot Worksheet to Assist Voters in the November 8 Election

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Wednesday, September 7, 2016 – In the November 8 election, all San Francisco voters will receive a long ballot.

With 17 state ballot measures, 25 local measures and up to 10 candidate races on the ballot, voters who live in Supervisorial districts 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10 will receive a four-card ballot. Voters in Supervisorial districts 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and 11 will elect their member of the Board of Supervisors; these voters will receive a five-card ballot with an additional card for the ranked-choice contest for Supervisor.

With so many items on the ballot, to assist San Franciscans with making their choices, the Department of Elections draws voters’ attention to the Ballot Worksheet available on   

The Ballot Worksheet lists every contest and measure and provides space for voters to note their selections. Voters can print and mark a copy of the Worksheet, or they can type in their choices into the fillable form, which can also be saved to finish or print later. Marking their choices on the Worksheet in advance may help voters think through the material and save time when voting.

The Department plans several approaches to advertise the Ballot Worksheet as a tool to help voters prepare for the long ballot. Next week, over 370,000 San Francisco households will receive a postcard with key election dates and information and a link to the Ballot Worksheet on The Voter Information Pamphlet, provided to every registered voter in early October, will include the Ballot Worksheet; it will be placed just inside the back cover to make it easy to find. Throughout the election season, the Department will distribute the Ballot Worksheet at outreach events. The Department will also feature the Worksheet in Twitter and Facebook posts, press releases, and other social and traditional media, encouraging voters to use it as another tool to help them get ready to vote in the November 8 election.

For more information about the upcoming election, voters are advised to contact the Department of Elections at (415) 554-4375, write to, or visit the Department’s office in City Hall, Room 48.


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

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