Department of Elections Reminds Voters to Review All Sides of Their Four-Card Ballot for the June 5 Election

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Thursday, May 17, 2018 – The Department of Elections reminds voters that the ballot for the June 5 election consists of four cards. The ballot includes federal, state, and local contests as well as state, local, and one regional measure that are presented as follows:

Card 1: Voter-nominated state contests
Card 2: Voter-nominated state and federal contests; nonpartisan judicial and school contests
Card 3: City and County of San Francisco offices of Mayor on the front; Member, Board of Supervisors, District 8 on the back (back is blank in other districts)
Card 4: State propositions 68-72 and Regional Measure 3 on the front; City and County propositions A-I on the back

In the June 5 election, San Francisco voters will use ranked-choice voting to elect the City’s next Mayor. Those who live in District 8 will also use ranked-choice voting to elect their member of the Board of Supervisors.

As the Election Day approaches, the Department continues to educate voters about ranked-choice voting through various outreach methods, including print and online advertising and presentations at community events. The Voter Information Pamphlet, mailed to every registered voter, is another useful resource for finding out more about ranked-choice voting. On page 7 of the Pamphlet, voters can learn more about this voting method. The Department’s website features information and a video that explain the main concepts of ranked-choice voting. Voters casting their ballot at polling places or the City Hall Voting Center will find information about ranked-choice voting on a poster placed inside each voting booth.  

The Department of Elections reminds voters to check both sides of each ballot card for contests. Voters may also prepare by noting their choices in advance on the Ballot Worksheet —the last page in the Voter Information Pamphlet.

If a voter has lost, damaged, or made a mistake while marking the ballot, or if the voter has not received the ballot three business days after the Ballot Status Lookup tool shows it was delivered to the post office, the voter is urged to use the tool’s “Replacement Ballot Request” feature. Voters can also contact the Department to request that a replacement ballot be sent to them.

For more information about the June 5 election, voters can call (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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