Department of Elections Reminds Voters That They Can Choose to Receive the Voter Information Pamphlet Electronically

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Tuesday, September 6, 2016 – The Department of Elections reminds voters that they have until Monday, September 19, to request to stop mail delivery of their Voter Information Pamphlet for the November 8 election and read the pamphlet online instead. The Department produces the pamphlet in various online formats—HTML, XML, and PDF—all of which are available in English, Chinese, Spanish, and Filipino. The English version of the pamphlet is also available in MP3 format.

Voters may submit their requests to switch to electronic delivery at or by calling (415) 554-4375. Those who stop mail delivery will receive a link via email in early October to view the pamphlet on

For the November 8 election, there are many measures and candidates appearing on the ballot, which will result in one of the largest pamphlets ever produced by the Department. The pamphlet is expected to reach 300 pages or more.

In addition to the Sample Ballot, information about the voting process, and key election dates and deadlines, the Voter Information Pamphlet includes material required by both state and local law, including candidate statements, legal text of local ballot measures, and ballot arguments in favor of and against each measure.

For more information about the upcoming November 8 election, please 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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