Invitation to Ballot Argument Submission Workshop for the June 5, 2018, Consolidated Statewide Direct Primary Election

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

For Immediate Release
SAN FRANCISCO, Friday, February 23, 2018 – The Department of Elections announces a workshop that will focus on the process for submitting arguments in favor of or against local ballot measures to be voted on in the June 5 election. The arguments will be printed in San Francisco’s Voter Information Pamphlet, which is mailed by the Department of Elections to every registered voter before the election.

Elections personnel will host the workshop on Wednesday, February 28, 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., at the Department’s office in City Hall, Room 48. 

At the workshop, attendees will be provided with information about submission requirements and deadlines, ballot argument forms, and other material that may assist in preparing arguments for submission.  

Those interested in attending the workshop are encouraged to RSVP by Tuesday, February 27, by contacting the Department at (415) 554-4375 or sending an email to

For local ballot measures, the submission deadlines are as follows:

  • Proponents’ or Opponents’ Arguments – noon on Thursday, March 15
  • Selection of Proponents’ and Opponents’ Arguments – 2 p.m. on Thursday, March 15
  • Rebuttals to Proponents’ or Opponents’ Arguments – noon on Monday, March 19
  • Paid Arguments - noon. on Monday, March 19

A ballot argument submission guide and ballot argument forms are available at

For information about local measures that will appear on the June 5 election ballot, visit  


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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